I thought I would give you all little update on where we are at with our latest foster care journey in regards to Hiccup. The bitter sweet news is that the judge has ordered that parental rights be severed for both parents. The papers still have to be signed but this means that Hiccup is legally free to be adopted. We have contacted our awesome lawyer to get the paper work gathered so we can petition to adopt him. We still have to wait for the appeal time to pass before he can share our last name, but we are on the right path. Once that time has passed we will have an official adoption day.
The circumstances were far to risky for his safety for him to go back so we are thrilled that he is finely safe. We are thankful that we have an amazing judge who takes the time to review the entire history of the bio parents and sees through the chaotic storm of false accusations the defense attorneys created as well as the blatant lies that they told. Yes it is sad that a parent has to lose custody of a child because they have made so many bad choices, but it is also wonderful that the state was there to help a child whose life was in danger because of their parents actions.
Now we wait some more. The nice thing about this time is that life starts to feel normal again. There are no birth parent visits at this point which means we aren’t spending a bunch of time in the car and our kiddo’s emotions stabilize. In the mean time we continue to enjoy him and try to figure out what to name him. Any suggestions? Hubby and I are having a hard time finding a name we both like.