Apparently our case managers now have to see children every 25 days rather than 30, so I got a text at 8am yesterday morning telling me that she needed to see Choo Choo by 6pm. Yesterday was my husband's b-day and we had plans for most of the day so I gave her a two hour window from 2-4 because we had a sitter coming at 5:00. She showed up at 4:55! Thank God she was quick!
She didn't say too much in our 5 min (literally!) visit but she did mention that the bio-dad still has not contacted her (no surprise) and that the adoption case plan has been submitted to the OAG with an expiration date of April 1st. Could that really be? Could my baby's "fate" be decided (or at least made know to us...we know it's already decided) by April 1st?? Of course the goal is to have TPR before that!
As hubby and I were out on our date last night we discussed this a bit and it was a hard realization that Choo Choo MAY not be there for our family vacation to MI in June. This MAY all be decided by then. Don't get us wrong...we haven't given up and we aren't claiming any of that, but we have to keep being realistic in these things. Foster care has you living with one foot in what you want to happen and the other foot in the reality of the exact opposite.
Discussion of what the future may look like also happened...... :-)