Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Little Man Update

I realize that it's been a while since we've updated on our current foster care situation. It's been hard to know what exactly to share since it's been such a roller coaster ride for us!

Yesterday marked 5 months that Little Man has been in our care.

In that time, we've learned a lot about ourselves as parents, as spouses, as sinners, as grace-receivers, as people, as sons & daughters...I could go on and on, but you get the idea!

Here's where we stand today--understand that this could change at a moments notice or that what we've been told may not be accurate (both things we're learning as we carry on!)!

Little Man will remain in foster care until a hearing in January. The purpose of that hearing is to make sure that his mom is getting some necessary help before the kids are returned home. At that hearing, it is expected that a custody trial date will be set. It is at that 2 day trial that a judge will determine whether the kids will be sent home or whether his mother's rights will be terminated.

God has answered many prayers over the past few weeks concerning some of the behavior that we've seen manifested over the past five months. We've noticed some signs that point to deeper issues than we are equipped to deal with, so we are seeking help. Your prayers would be appreciated as we explore what options we have and make decisions based on the best interests of our entire family.

Forgive me for not sharing sooner what has been going on, but know that we struggle with what is an appropriate amount to share in this forum. We do, however, appreciate the amount of support and love that has been shown to our family by many over the past few months!

1 comment:

Anna said...

Thanks for the update...think of you all and pray for you often, but understand the boundaries you have to keep. I pray that God will lead you to the right, equipped people to help you as you deal with all of Little Man's special issues. So glad for people who answer God's call to help orphans and foster children! Tell Eric we said hi. :)