Thursday, December 10, 2015

There has been an early Christmas Miracle around here!

One of the children based on cultural restrictions on adoption has had to remain under foster care status for as long as he has been home with us  When I brought him home from hospital after seven months of advocating to do so it was with the goal of adoption.  The social worker was totally on board with the plan.  The worker then began whatever proceedings to make it all happen and soon learns that "they don't do adoptions".  Oh.  She was told to work towards private guardianship.  Ok.  Not as good but still permanent.  Lets go.  That's where things stopped.  Fast forward through a few social workers some who advocate better than others, policy changes, management changes and you get to where we are today.....


Unexpectedly I get a call from social services telling me that I have been granted permission for private guardianship!  I say unexpected because my quest has been ongoing but nothing active that I could say was occurring that I was aware of.

There you have it!  Miracles do happen!

All the logistics still have to be taken care of but we should be in court or at least someone will be in court where the little darling will be legally ours.  He had our hearts the moment we met him but guardianship as I'm sure you can imagine has been the important missing piece of the puzzle.

I won't identify who it is exactly I am referring to until the papers are in my hot little hand.

What's the saying?  Good things happen to those who wait?  I'm going to go out on a limb and say this wait was pushing it to the limit!  (Followed closely behind the wait for a new baby which I continue to wait impatiently for ;)).

Could I be so greedy as to have TWO Christmas Miracles this year?

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