Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
Quick update.  

Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing was today.  I learned in court that her mom got out on parole today and is moving into a half-way house later today but she hasn't yet met her parole officer and doesn't know the conditions of her parole.

The judge extended the case once again (big surprise- he's been doing that for 17 1/2 months now).  I was surprised that we got a court date before Christmas, but this date is just to see if Boo's mom will show up in court or if the conditions of her parole will even allow her to.  

The re-starting of the case plan hasn't even begun yet, despite the fact that by the time the next court hearing happens in December, six more months will have passed since that initial June permanency hearing date.  

Six months will have gone by with absolutely no decision being made.  Six months will have gone by with no clue as to how much more time will pass (we know it'll be at least 6-9 months from the day they decide to actually re-start the case plan).

By the time December rolls around, Boo will have been in the system for 19 months, with absolutely no decision being made...all this judge seems to be able to do is to continue to extend the case.

And somehow this is in the child's best interest. 


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At 7:45 PM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

This is so hard to read. I can't imagine how hard it is on you guys.

At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just have to say, I've been there. My boys were in the system almost 3 years prior to adoption.I wish I could say it gets easier, but it never really seems to...
I'll be keeping you and Boo in my prayers.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Kellie with an "ie" said...

Sending you a hug and sympathizing with your frustrations with the "system". There has to be a better way.

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Tiffany said...

I can't imagine what this is like for your family. I am just thankful that there are people like you willing to go through this for the children who need it!

Thank your for sharing this process with us! It is helpful to those of us who are considering adoption in the future to have a clear picture going in.

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

Thank you for sacrificing so much to care for this precious child! I pray that God will wrap His arms around you, and will give little Boo the best home in the long run!

And I pray that you will have patience to take life one day at a time, even when everyone around you seems oblivious to common sense and decency!

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At 8:12 AM, Blogger the voice of melody said...

The waiting has to be so hard, on all of you. I'll keep you in prayers.


At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big hugs!

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

My heart breaks for you and 19 months is just so NOT in the babies best interest... I just don't get the "system" at all. Keeping you in my prayers....Hugs!

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

How frustrating! My heart goes out to you guys, but especially Boo who needs some stability and permanency in her life, and now the waiting game begins again for her :(


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