I'm sure you're all expecting a heartfelt plea for prayers. A post exclaiming how nervous I am.
But that's not what you're getting.
Of course, we need and crave as many Prayer Warriors as possible to storm Heaven on our behalf, but for the first time in 11 Months, I'm not nervous.
TPR's have been filed.
His Birth Mother has been served.
We are coasting to the end of this.
Then again, it isn't over until the Judge signs the official papers, but I have a calmness covering me that is making this go round much easier.
Last week, Gabriel's CASA Worker called us to set up a meeting. She wanted to meet Gabe, meet us, see our house, and get as much info as possible.
I was a nervous wreck the night before our meeting.
I felt like I was going on a job interview where I would be required to prove that I was the best Mother for Gabriel.
But as soon as I shook hands with her, I knew I had nothing to be nervous about.
To say that the meeting went well is a gross understatment!
Pretty much every concern that Andrew and I have tried to get resolved with DFACS was covered in the meeting.
They are doing an intense investigation of Baby Mama and made it very clear that they will be fighting tooth and nail for TPR to be granted.
They also brought up things that we were never able to get straight answers about.
Like how can she keep having positive drug tests but still be allowed visitation?
And why on Earth is DFACS approving a 1 year old to have visits at McDonalds?
And about a million other things.
They found out she is only working about 15 hours a week at a minimum wage job, she is still smoking and drinking, and she is still living in a tiny trailer with a woman who just had her children taken by DFACS.
The CASA worker has signed proof from multiple sources confirming all the information she has found.
The CASA worker has done more work and given us more information in the past week then we've gotten in 12 months from DFACS.
I think it is a shame that every foster child can't have a CASA worker working on their behalf.
They were unaware of today's court date, but were able to put a report together in time for them to be able to testify today.
We also found out a few days ago that the TPR has been filed with the court.
The Judge isn't required to, but she CAN decide to hear that part of the case today!
If she does, we could get the Termination TODAY!!!
So that's a big prayer request. That the Judge would decide to go ahead and hear the TPR.
Other then that, all positive drug tests will be presented along with a ton of other facts the CASA worker has uncovered.
They will be fighting for all visitation to be cancelled until Birth Mom can have at least 2 negative drug tests.
And with any luck, I'll get the most amazing Mother's Day gift ever.