I wish I could post a picture as the title of this post. If I could, it would be the following:
Instead, I used the phrase my daughter has been saying recently. (Where DO they get this stuff?)
So you know about our situation last week that is leading to a disrupted placement for #19 & #20. You know about how #3's mom tragically died this week and we found out about it on the news. (Did I mention she was shot in the head? yeah...). You also remember the craziness we've been through with #16 (a.k.a. "baby baby") and his siblings who were (sadly) sent back to their relatives by the judge on a technicality (from what I can put together)?
Well it's been rough around here. It's been hard to put together all of the pieces and get a good understanding about why things have shaped up the way they have. Why did we have to experience the safety issue in our home when things were otherwise going so well? Why did we need to go through all of that? Why did my son and the boys have to start the bonding/healing process only to be moved to another family eventually? Why did the judge send the other kids back? What will happen to them? To baby baby? What's next for all of us?
I have an intense desire to have my life planned out before Mie. In reality it is planned out so I should be happy but REALLY what I want is to know those plans, in detail, at all times. That ain't happening and it makes me uncomfortable.
To make a long dramatic story short (about what's happened in the last few days, especially the last 24 hours), the plan is now certainly to have #19 & #20 moved. Everyone seems to be in agreement with that. That was "decided" last night. This morning I contacted Baby Baby's case worker to let her know of the change in our situation. When we previously accepted the placement I had contacted her first to make sure they wouldn't remove #16 from us if we accepted #19 & #20 so she knew we had them. I wanted her to know that situation changed, just in case. Two minutes later she called me back to let me know they want to move the siblings with us but it will take a little bit to get things in order on their end.
There are still some things to be worked out including court orders and licensing. There is a complication in that when we request our license we are having to request from complete strangers, not our usual worker who is unavailable right now. I know there is a little concern on their end, not knowing us, about mie being a working mom and having kids those ages. We're hoping that it all works out. We really are. This was our dream situation when we started and we've been hoping and praying since it was presented to us that it would work out.
Could it be that it all works out this way tied with a pretty bow?