Friday, February 25, 2011


So today I'm the one having a hard time. I met J's GAL (attorney) yesterday. After talking with her, I'm starting to think that she may actually end up going home to her dad. I've met him. I actually like him. He loves her and I do think he would do his best to take care of her. Could he do as good a job raising her as we could? Maybe not, but I believe that as long as she is safe and loved she will be better off in the long run with her biological family.

The hard part is not knowing. She might be here forever or she might be gone in a few months. I want to love her, I do love her. But if she's going home, I want to that to happen sooner rather than later before we all get too attached. Plus, she's already been in foster care for 4 years. It's time for her to be done with all this and move on with her life. I'm really praying that things will be resolved before school starts in August.

I sent an email this morning to her social worker. I'm not sure what's supposed to happen next, but something needs to happen soon.


Anonymous said...

That is so sad, Robin. It must be difficult on her dad too as well as that precious little girl. Will be praying for you, Greg and the boys! You are doing an excellent job just opening up your home and heart to her even if it ends up being for a short time.

Kristal said...

Oh how tough. Praying for you and J.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you. You are doing an amazing thing, but many times amazing things are the hardest. When you wrote that she had already been in foster care 4 years, it reminded me of something I saw this week: Vidal Sasson was in an orphanage because his mom couldn't afford to take care of him. We can all overcome anything in our lives and your family is showing her how a foundation of Christ provides the best way to her success. Try to think of the big picture like how Joseph ended up in Egypt and able to help his family...Love you, Lynette

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Robin... praying for all y'all through this time. Adoption and foster care are definitely not for the faint of heart, but can I just say how much I adore and admire your Christ-like faith (and thoughts) during a time of such unknowns? (((hugs)))

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