It’s been awhile since we updated so I’ll do that quickly…
We’ve had several foster kiddos come and go. Some cases were easy, some cases were hard. Some were quick and some took a bit longer. It’s been a learning experience through each case. None have been the same. None have gone as expected.
More recently the baby we had from 3 weeks old was moved to another home and is soon to go live with his grandma. I hope and pray they understand the delays and needs he has and are able to provide as he gets older. We had him about 18 months before things started moving/changing.
While we had the above little guy we took in another kid. A kid whose case was supposed to be closed a couple months later and reunited with his family.
That didn’t happen.
Bio mom disappeared for awhile and so the case basically started over when she came back on the scene. We’re now 18 months past him joining our household and we are still in limbo.
Waiting seems to be how it’s going to go for us now. There are lots of moving pieces to this case. Will the family step up? Will we adopt? Will it be quick? Will it take months to a year? Will the judge be deciding factor?
I know, I KNOW God has a plan in this whole mess. I just wish it was a bit more clear. Or didn’t take so long. The two people affected most by all of this are little kids. A 3 and 4 year old shouldn’t have to live through so much uncertainly in their world. Whichever way this goes – to the family member or with us – I just want it to go quickly. They deserve better.
I’ll hold close to this verse as the waiting continues……
Psalm 27:14 ” Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”