A No-Win/No-Win Situation

Foster care is a no-win situation. It just is. Face it- the very DNA of foster care includes loss, grief, despair and a host of other emotions that we don’t like to think about.

E’s hearing today went as well as could be expected. The judge put off the TPR until July, but scheduled it none-the-less. For the foster parent of an abused or neglected child, I guess that should be a victory, but I am always so broken by the thought of any mother losing the right to see her child grow and blossom. The finality of it is so hard for me to assimilate.

That said, I am so thankful that tonight and until July, I am the mother of a precious 17 month old son who has no idea that there are folks arguing over the course of his life. And for that I am so grateful.

Thanks to everyone who prayed for us today. I definitely felt the prayers and have been so blessed by your calls and emails!

Published in: on April 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. I can completely relate to this post today. We are headed to court where a decision will be made about our kids’ birth mom’s parental rights. It is hard to know what to pray for or how to feel. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m a few chapters into your book right now.

  2. Dear K-
    I understand totally where you are right now! I pray everything goes well with your kiddos and that wisdom and discernment reign in the judges decision regarding their lives.
    I hope the book rings true in your heart and life- and that God will use it to encourage you! Keep me posted on your situation.
    Love and blessings,
    Christie 🙂

  3. Well, we got to court and because of some paperwork not being completed, they had to postpone the hearing. Such is the crazy world of foster care.

    • K-That is SO frustrating! It seems like everything hinges on the ‘next’ court date-all hope, prayers, waiting…and then to have it postponed is so disheartening. When is the next one?

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