On Hold

Last week we had the first hearing on the motion to terminate parental rights.  The hearing is intended to a) make sure bio parents were/are appropriately served, b) explain more fully the situation and charges against them and c) allow them the opportunity to enter their plea (ie. contest the motion or submit and “voluntarily” relinquish rights).  At this hearing the judge will also often, depending on the circumstances, put all the parties in a room for a while and see if they can work things out on their own.  This is when an open adoption agreement would be discussed.  This is why A attended the hearing.

Well, none of that happened because mom didn’t show.  And rather than taking the typical course and schedule another hearing date, the Judge decided that she would simply go ahead and hear the arguments of each side and issue a ruling.  So each side presented their case and now its in the Judge’s hands.  Technically she has 120 days to enter her decision, but she stated in court that she hoped to get everything “wrapped up quickly”.  She was thinking as soon as that afternoon, but that has come and gone with no word…

so now we wait…

and wait….

and wait…

can’t say that’s an unfamiliar spot to be in.  But just remind me to breathe every once in a while okay?

8 Responses to “On Hold”

  1. Crossing my fingers and holding my breath!!



  2. Thinking of all of you (and that judge!).

  3. Wow, so exciting! Keep taking deep breaths. My fingers/toes/eyes/etc are all crossed for you guys.

  4. Oh my goodness, I have everything crossed for you. Sending you lots of good thoughts, warm wishes and soothing vibes.

    Best of Luck. I’ll be thinking of you.

  5. OMG!!! Praying. Breathe. Praying. Breathe. Praying. Breathe. I remember our hearing being moved and rescheduled a few times for a variety of reasons. I truly hope you get an answer soon!!!

  6. Thinking of you and hoping the decision comes soon, you’ve waited long enough already! (((Hugs)))

  7. Coming in late CT – but wanted you to know I am thinking about you and sending support.


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