A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Court Today

I went to court for Precious today.  No parents showed up.  Mom has not had contact with CPS since the week of the last hearing in February.  Alleged dad has never had contact since the day Precious left the hospital. 

Today the court changed the case plan to severance and adoption.  A hearing is scheduled in July.  Unless mom or dad seriously step it up between now and then, their rights will be terminated.  It is sad, but it is reality.  Nothing has changed for the parents since BB was put into CPS custody over two years ago.

Through family, I was told that mom decided to stay away in BB's case, because she knew she was not the best place for him.  I never met her until after Precious was placed with me.  I've seen her only twice.  I think she felt comfortable with me taking care of her little ones.  She knows they are well cared for.  I have the feeling she has decided to let Precious stay here and not fight.  Again. 

I hope she gets past this stage of her life.  I can't imagine her life and her choices, but I hope she can change.


  1. Wow. So happy the courts did the right thing for your sweet little girl. Doesn't happen fast like our cases much. We are surely blessed, aren't we?

    Congratulations. So happy for you.

  2. well...it is probably best. i am happy they have you :)