The longest 2ww of my life I think...

Well- today was supposed to be the big day for us.  Yesterday we received a call from our caseworker that said that she FINALLY talked to the other caseworker.  So it only took 3 days for them to connect- arrggghhhh.  Remember, we accepted the kids on Monday and Thursday morning was the first time they actually talked.  I can see playing phone tag with one another for one day- but 3???  Anyways.... apparently because the kids are moving from one out of home placement to another a special "change of placement" must be filed with the courts, giving the mom 10 days to contest the placement of the kids in our home.  Apparently she is NOT happy that they will be coming to our house, which is almost an hour from the county she lives in.  Notice I can't say an hour from her house- because she has nowhere to live.  Anyways- she has 10 days to contest the placement, but if she contests it, the only way it matters is if she offers up a different family member's name where the kids can go instead.  Now- again- she has had over 3 weeks to do this and hasn't- but let's give her 10 more days!?!?!  I don't get it- but I guess it is just part of the frustration with dealing with government agencies.  Our caseworker didn't know about this wait period (how, I don't know) and had the other caseworker filed the paperwork on MONDAY- we would be getting the kids sooner.  The good thing is, we get to do a preplacement visit next week to meet the kids.  We also have a big weekend planned, that may have been a little overwhelming to the kids- GOD has a plan.  I actually took the news pretty well because our caseworker at least had more information about the kids for us.  Apparently little Hannah who JUST turned 2 is going on 6!  Almost completely potty trained, talks in full sentences, and likes to dress herself.  She is very advanced they said for her age.  Also found out that if we do indeed get the kids we will have them until December at least- as the dad doesn't get out of jail until then and they won't reunify the kids with mom until they know that she isn't taking dad back because they don't want to have to take the kids away again.  Learned a little more about the situation that leads me to believe that the kids are definitely worth waiting for because there is a decent chance that mom will not get her act together.
And so we wait... last night went faster and easier than we thought because our dog Molly got terribly sick.  We almost slept in the garage because we weren't sure if she would make it through the night and put our baby monitor out by her.  I know that God really does have a plan because I am not sure what today will bring and if I have to take her into the vet.  She was doing better this morning and actually ate - so praying that our fur "baby" gets better and is okay.

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nicolerb
nicolerb

such exciting news about getting the kids, such sad news about your dog. can\'t wait for updates on both!! good luck!
deleted_user
deleted_user

What a whirlwind of emotions Saying a special prayer for you today!
deleted_user
deleted_user

WOW...to think that in 10 or less days you\'ll have an instant family...and being giving these kids a home they\'ve not ever had. AMAZING. I can\'t wait to hear more about it!!!
mitt24
mitt24

A lot going on! You have a great attitude! Praying for you!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Sorry that the kids arrival has been delayed, but I hope you have a great weekend with some quality sleeping and together time with DH. I hope Molly gets better. Hang in there you are so close!
Lili
Lili

This road you are on is such a roller coaster. I remember it all to well! I felt like it was always \"hurry up and wait\". It was scary and exciting all at the same time! I remember how I felt getting those calls, and finding out more info on the kids we were possibly going to be caring for. It was so exciting. :) I will definitely be praying for you guys!! As exciting as it all is, I know how frustrating it can be dealing with the state, case workers and all. So just hang in there! You will get through it, and no matter what happens, you will be giving these two precious little ones a safe and loving home like they\'ve never known before! And even if they leave you eventually, they will be better off having been loved and cared for by you. Don\'t ever forget that! You are playing a huge role in their lives.

I\'m amazed that little Hannah seems to be so advanced! Usually in cases like this the kids are behind, if anything. So that is awesome! I will be very interested in hearing your take on what both kids are like. Sometimes it will actually be VERY different than what you were told beforehand. You just never know. Just take it one day at a time, and enjoy those little ones! You\'re gonna do great. :) I\'m so excited for you!