Monday, March 12, 2012

Sharp right!

The last couple of weeks I have had adoption on my mind with our sweet Baby. Today that thought took a sharp right away from adoption and back towards reunification! Dad texted me to say that he is moving into a 1 bedroom apt on the 29th! Wow...it's been 13+ months and he hasn't managed to do this yet. I guess they should have made him have a case plan sooner and that could have got his booty in gear! From what I have heard from his CM since he is non-offending there is no waiting/maintaining period (job/housing). As long as he has it....that's it...we can work toward reunification!

This scares the tar out of me! Just being real and honest here. While I am ALL FOR reunification it has to be appropriate! Of course there will be a homestudy done and he'll have to have things like daycare, etc in place first, but umm....here we go! :( I worry so much about Dad's ability to parent a child alone...he has NO ONE! Of course I will extend myself as a resource to him, but that's about it. He has burnt bridges with aunt/uncle and his children don't even want to be around him (his grown children). Of course there is the chance that something happens between now and then...lots could happen, but it looks like we are headed toward reunification. Deep breaths!!!!!! I really didn't think he was going to be able to do it..... The next staffing will now look drastically different! Breathe in, breathe out!

4 comments:

Mitzy said...

Yikes! Foster care is a wild ride. The best thing to do is hang on and breathe.

The Campbell's Journey said...

Look at baby M's wild ride. Don't get too worked up until it finally happens. The 29th is still a couple of weeks away. Anything could happen between now and then. Even if he does move it still doesn't mean the baby is leaving. Prayers for you my friend!!

Carrie said...

So scary. Hope that things take another sharp turn before that becomes a reality!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

PRAYING!!!! And such is foster care......trying to breath in and out for you.....oye!