Our atty asked me in questioning about the whole Permanent Guardianship thing. I told her that when asked we were not open to it (after speaking to others and a lawyer) because we wanted to give him the same status as all of our other children. We want him to share the same last name as all of our other children. We want a sense of normalcy for him. PG would make him different from our other kids. He deserves ADOPTION!
In the judges closing remarks she said that in all her years on the bench she's never heard a foster parent say that....how gracious of us. UGH! That makes me angry and I'm wondering how every other foster parent has answered! EVERY child deserves PERMANENCY!!!!!!!!! This system is so broken and misguided!
I'm not going to go off on any rants right now because the emotions are still too raw, but.....things must change!
Several sweet family members/friends have posted on their FB pages about us and we appreciate all the calls/texts and messages! It breaks my heart though to hear that our story is discouraging other people from pursuing foster care. Is there sadness today? YES! Is there sheer heartbreak? YES!!!
Was it worth it?? YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have NO regrets about welcoming in, loving and caring for our son. Yes, to us he will ALWAYS be our son! God call us to a life of obedience NOT ease and comfort. If you are comfortable in life then you probably are not being open and obedient to Him. Choo Choo is my offering back to God. We sacrificed so much over the past three years, but it wasn't for Choo Choo....we sacrificed for God. Choo Choo is HIS. As much as we love him, God loves him more and His ways are not our ways.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not get "turned off" to foster care because you might have to sacrifice and hurt. Do it for God and nothing will return void.