Saturday, March 20, 2010

Six Months Old/Halfway Point

Christian turned six months old yesterday and today he rolled over for the first time!

Right now we’re at the “Halfway Point” in this placement: Christian has been with us for 3 ½ months and there are 3 ½ months left until the Permanency Hearing when the judge will decide if his parents have progressed enough to have him back in their care. The tricky part about returning him to his parent’s care is that his parents aren’t even together- in fact, they have “no contact orders” against each other so at weekly visits Christian sees his dad for one hour and then his mom comes in a separate entrance of the building for her hourly supervised visit. It will be interesting to see how the judge decides to work out custody.

I hope that Christian can start extended and unsupervised visits with his parents soon so that it will make for a smoother transition back to their care- for his sake and for theirs. There’s a heck of a lot more I’d like to write about concerning Christian, his birthparents, and this case, but I can’t so this will have to suffice for an update for now.


Mom Forever said...

Mary, I would love to hear more about the situation with Christian. Please give me a call...814-282-2866

Maggie said...

I love this stage - what a blessing it is to get to watch kids grow and learn who are placed with you - one of my favorite things about being a foster parent!

SmallAdventures said...

Your Blog looks fantastic!!!!!!

What a tricky situation with the parents. I am sure that is difficult. I hope if Christian goes back the transition is easy for him. You are a great Mom!

Mea said...

I just wanted to thank you for adding our adoption blog to your blog. It means SO, SO much to us. It amazes me how we all look out for each other and inspire each other. We're going through some of the same struggles, and it's nice to know we have support {even from complete strangers!}. Thank you!! I enjoy reading your blog. I am officially "stalking" you. lol! Good luck with your 2nd adoption :)