CELEBRATING A FOREVER FAMILY

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

 

This week I had a long hoped and prayed for celebration become reality.

My granddaughter, Maya, has been in foster care for three years.  During these foster care years, she fortunately has always been with family but her family did not have any legal claim to her.

Yesterday my daughter in law and my oldest son signed off on adoption papers.  Maya is no longer a ward of the state but a permanent member of a loving family, our family.

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Maya and her brother Lucas

I celebrate this long held wish being fulfilled.  I celebrate the end of the constant worry about Maya being removed from Hillary and David’s care.  And I celebrate Hillary and David who have given this gift of a permanent loving family to Maya and to her grandparents.

Wishing your family permanent love,

bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

41 Responses

  1. Congratulations! I work with a teacher who is a foster mother and I so admire the work that all foster families do for these children. What a wonderful celebration. Enjoy your weekend with your family!

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  2. I’m so happy this has turned out for you and your family. Maya will benefit from the security of being with the same loving family for the rest of her life. This has probably taken a lot of diligence and maneuvering to put in place. It has probably involved some red tape and a lot of waiting. Best wishes to all of you!

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  3. As a bio, adoptive, and foster mom, I am both happy and sad for you and Maya. Sad that you and Maya had to go through the drama and uncertainty. Sad that a mom and dad lost the rights to their child. Happy that Maya now has a permanent home. Happy that you no longer need to stress over what will happen to her.

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  4. What a relief and blessing this is. There is a similar issue with a family in our church. Just because it’s family there’s no guarantees but in their case also, they have now been able to attain custody at least of 1 of 2 children, and hoping for the 2nd child also soon. They too are so happy! Diane

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  5. Bernadette – this is the best post, the best message, the best news I’ve read all week. I am so very happy for you and the children. Watching my husband walk on eggshells with his daughter; fearing that during one of her controlling, selfish whims, she’ll stop him from being a part of his grand children’s lives, I am so heartened by hearing the story a grandparent who will have the love of a grandchild forever.I applaud your loyalty to family and wish you all much joy, celebration, blessings and love to fill your lives ten-fold. Clare

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