Well one of the big court dates comes up tomorrow. i'm just now starting to get a little nervous. This is the one we've waited for for a long time. They decide tomorrow whether or not to change the plan from return to home or relative placement to adoption and termination of parental rights. I've spoken with the social worker, GAL, and the state attorney for DSS...all seem perfectly confident there's no way the judge can go against their recommendation. A month ago, mom was still in the mental hospital...or back again I guess I should say and dad was AWOL. Last anyone talked to him he wanted to sign away his rights.
So hopefully tomorrow is a game changer. If all goes well a date will be set to have a termination hearing...at which I may have to testify but that's okay. And once that happens the official process begins! Baby girl will be 1 on Sunday so we'd love to get past this with a positive outcome and enjoy her first birthday celebration!
Also when I met with the state attorney for DSS I took her. I figure if they're fighting for her and they have a chance they should meet her. He fell in love with her in a second and held her and played with her. Said she was the cutest, happiest baby he's ever seen. He wants her to stay with us so there's another one on our side. I'll update ASAP tomorrow!!