Oh I’m SO glad
Tuesday June 17th 2014, 11:02 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Just saw a note.

My foster-parenting friend told me last week that Andy‘s need for a safe, secure, and loving environment was never being considered by the court–only whether the remaining bio parent would take him on.

Which apparently didn’t happen at even the most basic level of commitment. The foster parents knew that’s how it was; the social workers knew; the system repeatedly did not care.

Until now.  In a complete turnaround that surprised them, the court just opened the way for the adoption process to begin after all. It’s not a done deal yet but it’s far more likely now. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am.

I know there are a whole lot more of you reading this blog than that ever comment, and I just wanted to tell each one of you whoever you may be my thanks for your prayers, for your concern for one  innocent little toddler out there in the world, for Thinking Good Thoughts his way–the latter, I should add, I believe with all my heart that the God of love counts just as seriously as any prayer, since the purpose of our being here is to learn better how to love.

And now Andy will have a much better chance in his life at exactly that.

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PRAISE THE LORD! Continuing to pray until the bottom line is signed!

Comment by Jody 06.18.14 @ 6:58 am

That’s wonderful!!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 06.18.14 @ 7:10 am

I’m so glad, too. I worry about young children who must suddenly change families. I love hearing about one who won’t have to and who can stay in an environment that’s a help to him. And I’m happy for the foster parents, too.

Comment by RobinM 06.18.14 @ 7:32 am

That is such good news. Mine is that I am home from the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Seattle. I cannot begin to say how proud I am, of my daughters and granddaughters who walked 17.5 miles to raise money for suicide prevention.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.18.14 @ 10:36 am

That is joyful news. Thank you for sharing it!

Comment by twinsetellen 06.18.14 @ 5:37 pm

Cheering on and sending a prayer of gratitude!

Onward with the process then – and continued prayers for a happy conclusion to that chapter of their lives.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 06.18.14 @ 5:50 pm


Comment by Diana Troldahl 06.19.14 @ 5:57 pm

I will continue to pray that things work for little Andy’s best future.

My daughter (bless her heart) and her husband are foster parents, and we have recently gone through a similar time with a little girl. My kids are not interested in adopting as they have 2 of their own, merely in being a way-station for children who have a need for safety and love until a forever family can be found. There have been some tearful times in the last 8 years, but there have been many more intensely happy times as children move on to the next stage of their life. I will pray for your friends as well, there are never enough foster parents and they are special people.
Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 06.19.14 @ 8:20 pm

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