♥ 379 days
♥ 1 trial
♥A LOT of ups and downs.
♥LOTS of hugs, cuddles, and kisses.
♥Sadness/heartache/pain when we had to say goodbye.
♥HOPE for the future once she returned to us after 2 weeks.
♥ Finally 1 answered prayer (that was prayed many times during this journey).
Today August 31, 2017 marks a day in history for the Johnson family. Today was the day of the trial for OUR baby girl (well our 17th month baby girl). Today God answered our prayers and led us to a place where we never in a million thought we would be this early in the journey of foster/adoption(because this usually takes years to get to).
The trial was set for 1:00p.m. in San Antonio. I received a text message at 10:00a.m. from baby girls attorney saying that both the parents were already in the court room and both of them were agreeing to relinquishing their rights as baby girls parents. 10:17a.m The next text stated that it was official and the judge signed off, and they were no longer their parents and that baby girl would go straight to adoptions and be up for adoption within the next couple of months.
While this is never what we pictured happening, or even thought it was possible, it touches my heart so much that they are choosing to do what’s best for their baby girl and give her the best possible life with us.
I literally want to shout from a roof top with all of my excitement right now, but I have 3 kids napping at the moment.
I am hoping and praying for not only baby girl, but for her parents who are losing such a big piece of their life today.
I agreed with the biological mom that pictures and updates would be sent of baby girl and that Shane and I would see in the future about meeting up once a year around her birthday to get together. It isn’t official but I definitely want to keep my word as much as possible, because baby girl is our world and Shane and I are FOREVER grateful that they brought her into it.
I can’t wait to share the next journey of our lives with you all, and I am so ready to be babys girls forever mommy!
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