No Court News

Our court appointment did not occur today due to power outages on Monday. The letters of recommendation weren’t prepared in advance by CYAO (the Children Youth “something, something” – thanks to my dear friend for defining it for me). Lacking power on Monday, CYAO could not prepare documents for Tuesday. Not a lot of advance planning going on! They hope to reschedule us, and the rest of Group H families, for later this week.

There is at least one woman in Group H who would have become a mother for the first time today, so my heart is with her rather than focused on my own disappointment.

I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.
I will praise you forever for what you have done;
In your name I will hope, for your name is good.
I will praise you in the presence of
your saints.
Ps.52: 8b-9


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Lizzylula
    June 24, 2008

    I’m sorry you had disappointing news! Last week nothing happened on our case because MOWA forgot a certain document for all of our agencies cases for that day… :o( 10 disappointed mommmies!

    I’m still praying for us both!

    Lisa in WW

  2. nosmallfeat
    June 24, 2008

    My heart hurts for you and for the woman in Group H and I pray that you both pass later this week.


  3. Raskell Party of 8
    June 24, 2008

    I am so sorry! I called before I read. Call me if you need to talk. Maybe a milkshake would be good tomorrow! I know a great place. 🙂

  4. Angela
    June 24, 2008

    OH! I’m SO sorry! UGH!
    Later this week, is great news, though, right? I thought if you didn’t pass, you usually had to wait 2 more weeks?
    Anyway…I am SO bummed for you and all of Group H… So so sorry!!
    Group J…waiting for a court date!

  5. Andrea
    June 24, 2008

    Geez, what a bummer! Prayers for a QUICK reschedule and news!

  6. Amy
    June 24, 2008

    I’m sorry- I am so disappointed for you. Praying for good news FAST! Amy

  7. Heidi Mehltretter
    June 24, 2008

    At least this time it wasn’t that you didn’t pass court:). Sorry to hear, though, I thought of you a lot today.

    I love Dimple’s Hair!!!!!

  8. Sherry
    June 25, 2008

    What a huge disappointment! I know another family went to court Monday and passed, so I wonder what’s up with an electric outage? Very sad. I will pray for a speedy reschedule!

  9. Anonymous
    June 26, 2008

    Sad. 🙁 I’ll be praying. Oh, and that picture of Little Man and Boo makes me wish I were home to squeeze them.



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