This morning, the court decided to terminate the rights of the boy’s birth parents. This is what we thought was coming but today it was officially decided and our agency is now turning the case over to the adoption department. The birth parents have fourteen days to appeal this decision however neither was present at court today.
We feel so blessed to get the opportunity to be mommy and daddy to these boys forever. They are fun, creative, imaginative, sweet, spunky and just adorable. They are mostly oblivious to the chaos that has been going on around them over the last two and a half years (and probably since birth). We know some day they will grieve and realize the severity of how their lives began. As we listened to the testimony today, we learned more and more about the situation. Although their parents failed to follow through on what was requested of them, they are still a part of our boys and will be forever. We have not met either of them and are unsure of what our relationship with them might be like.
Over the next few weeks, we will be trying to explain to them what is going on, at least the best way that you can to a three and four year old. My prayer is that we parent them they will know that they are deeply loved by us and, even more so, by Jesus.
Thanks to all those who were praying today and over the last several weeks. We are hoping to get a podcast up in a few days to explain a bit more of the details.
UPDATE: Podcast episode posted (#94)