...the wheels of justice turn as they ought to.
Our little K4 was TPR'd yesterday.
There are, as usual, still 30 days to appeal; but they have no legal grounds, so it's not very likely.
It is almost unbelievable, after all we've been through with every other child, to have a case end this quickly. (**Sidenote: Please don't ANYONE use the word "deserve" in a comment; I absolutely despise the word.) It hasn't even really hit me yet. In fact, because this happened so fast, we have to wait longer than we've ever had to to finalize adoption. She has to live with us for 6 months before we can adopt; so an adoption is schedule for..........drum roll please..........February! This means all of our adoptions so far will be in the same month.
If you pray, please pray - or continue to pray - for our K3. The wheels continue to turn very slowly in her case. Please pray that her TPR will be finalized by December, the main reason being that I don't think I can bear for her to have to watch another child adopted before her. She has been with us a year and a half, and she has been in care for 3 years - almost 75% of her life. Of course there are a multitude of other reasons we are praying for her TPR to be finalized by December, but I really really really want to finalize her adoption at the same time as K4.
Her TPR was referred last week (still annoyed about that, since it could have been done in April and filed by the DA in May), so I'm just hoping the ball will get rolling again quickly. Everyone who is involved from a legal standpoint has been involved since the beginning of her first TPR, which is fairly uncommon, but a really good thing in this case. We are praying and hoping that the judge will want to get this going and overwith, knowing how long she has been in limbo.
More to come. Thanks in advance for all the thoughts and prayers!