We had to be at the courthouse by noon. Benjamin showed me his preference in courthouse attire.
Getting to the courthouse on time doesn't mean that you will be seen on time. We had a bit of a wait in the holding area while we waited for the case before us to finish.
Last walk with his social worker. I talked with his worker for a while. I told her that we have decided to take no more placements, even if his sibling comes into care. Our children are our responsibility but I am fully aware that things happen. If we are unable to parent our children Tasha is to take the children. Putting another baby into her care would not be fair to her. We thought that Benjamin was short term and by time we realized he wasn't, he had already become one of ours. I know that if we accepted another baby for foster, the same would happen. However, we are full. We are done. Wow, that is actually so hard to say and do knowing the need.
The kids huddled and played games.
The men huddled and I heard some political talk.
Vaida got some Mimi lap time.
It didn't take long to do the legal proceeding. We had this same judge for Kassi, Anthony and Larissa. We used the same lawyer for all of our foster adoptions.
Our son Benjamin Ross
Gift from the GAL
Long day for little boys, he fell asleep on my lap and got carried to bed by his dad. He does not understand the importance of this day which is fine. He is home, he is ours.