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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kaitlyn's Way

It has been a hard couple of days.
As I post this we're on the road headed to Nana and Pappaw's house!

On Friday as I was packing for our trip we got a call that as of that day, we didn't have a case. Because Kaitlyn's birth mother had not signed the voluntary papers, we had no standing in court.
My heart sank to the bottom of my feet at that very moment. I sat there in tears as I listen to our other options, none of them good. Option 1 was to get CPS involved and have Kaitlyn removed and placed in foster care. There was only a 40% chance that she would be placed with us, though less likely than likely. Option 2 was to have Aunt Debbie petition for adoption and then have to do this all over again. Option 3 was to get Kaitlyn's birth mother to sign the papers.

We voted for Option 3, but went ahead and filed the petition for Option 2.

That afternoon I called Kaitlyn's birth mother and we had about a 20 minute conversation. She said she would sit down with us and had some stipulations: like not changing her name and visitation, etc.

The car ride down was less than easy-going for Eric and I.

Yesterday morning I got a call from Kaitlyn's birth mother telling me she had just signed the papers without her stipulations.


We haven't heard from our attorney, since it's the weekend, but are hoping to be able to keep our court date on the 23rd. Please pray that we will be able to take her home with us.


Alaina said...

I feel so incredibly happy for you and we are praying that you can bring her home with you. Merry Christmas - it will be an especially memorable one. Love and prayers.

S & L Gutwein said...

That is great! I will be praying that you can keep that court date and have her home for Christmas! Merry Christmas! alivia

Danielle said...


Ok, I was about to cry... and then it changed to a happy cry... So I read it all again to make sure I was understanding right...Yep, happy cry!!!! Is it still the same court date?

Danielle said...

Sorry, just read the court date thing...can't read with teary eyes :0)

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing with you!! It's amazing what love and prayer can accomplish!! God is good!

Aubs said...

What an amazing answer to prayer. God is so good to us!!! Praying that your court date holds and that she will be all yours for Christmas!! HUGS!


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