Parental rights were terminated for Miracle's parents today in court. I listened to the short testimony of the case manager followed by the findings of fact and orders of the judge. A sadness came over me during the findings of fact, as the judge said, "No parent has ever visited this child." What a crying shame!
I'm very happy that Miracle is with us, being loved on by all of us, and that she will have the opportunity to grow up with her siblings and know members of her birth family. We had a visit with aunts and cousins of the three little ones a few weeks ago. This was the first time they met Miracle, and they couldn't believe how much BB and Precious had grown since spring.
Next steps: transfer case to adoptions unit and contact attorney.
Finalization, here we come!