Life is busy but good and a lot is happening.
TPR court took place on the toddlers case and Termination of Parental Rights was granted. They are now "wards of the state" and their case has been sent to the side of DFCS that deals with adoptions. I met their new adoption worker on Monday. We are in the process of adoption now, with these two, by the grace of God. We shall see how it goes and what happens.
TPR court has also happened in baby "K"'s case. She is now also a ward of the state and her case will be transferred to the adoption side of DFCS on July 1st. So we will start the process of adoption on her as well next month. We have not done an adoption with the state in many years, so I have no idea how long the process is or what to expect with all the new rules and regulations.
We have had two court hearings on the new baby but have not had the 72 day hearing yet. That is the big hearing where all evidence is presented by both sides (bio mom and dad vs DFCS) and the judge sets the case plan. DFCS has a lot of work to do before court, as the biological mom identified many possible dads that they need to do DNA testing on. It is a new case, even though she is 1/2 sister to the toddlers. So we wait and see how her story and case will unfold over time.
My days are FULL of child care, feeding and diaper changes non-stop. It can be very tiring and often I am needed at the same time, for different things by many children. I am grateful for the older children's love and helpfulness with all the little ones when I need it.
Our little baby "A" has started sleeping longer hours thru the night!
Baby "K"....hmm. I am not sure at what point to stop calling her baby "K"!!! She is getting so big!
"T" is a sweet little guy that is a little stubborn but tries to please us. He is good most of the time now.
|I finally cut his hair!|
"B" has the most challenging behaviors. He can not help the fact that he is so impulsive and can not sit still for even a moment.
The other older children are all doing very well. They are enjoying their summer off from home schooling. They are doing some projects around the farm that need doing, swimming and playing outside like kids should do.
|Carolyn loved this huge bullfrog she found. She wanted to keep him so badly.|
|I was feeding the baby a bottle, watching my fish tank and saw this little stripped snail cleaning my rock work, with four baby snails cleaning his shell! So funny.|
|Antonio at a recent family picnic.|
Even though I am very busy we are all having a lot of fun and enjoying our time together without the added work or stress of home schooling. God is so good. All is well.
Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.