We received an update on Little Boy. The state has gotten involved because of the length of time he's been in the system without any move toward adoption. They have given Little Boy's caseworker until February 24th to name a family.
The situation is maddening. We submitted our interest in adoption more than two months ago! All I've been told is that his agency started the process of contacting a past adoptive family to see whether or not they're interested in adopting Little Boy. If the family is not interested in adoption, Little Boy's caseworker will have to recruit another family.
I'm not upset that the agency is giving preference to a family that has adopted some of Little Boy's siblings; I'm upset that they're just now being contacted. Little Boy has been in six foster care homes in his short two years of life. Parental' rights were terminated six and twelve months ago and Ben and I submitted our assessment for consideration of adoption in late November.
Why then was he put on our state's website in effort to recruit a family? Was our assessment discarded? Misplaced?
I am trying my best to remain neutral, here, but I want to bring Little Boy home. I'm thankful for the state's involvement, now, and a definite deadline. I am praying that God will move in Little Boy's case and bring him the best fitting family in the next ten days, recognizing that it may not be us....
...but hoping, begging, and pleading with the Lord that it is.
Little Boy has been through a lot.
It's time for him to live the life of a typical two year old and I know just the right two year old to show him how...