TPR – Termination of Parental Rights has been set. We will go before a Judge, and he will decide whether or not to terminate Jeremiah’s biological parent’s rights. The hearing will be on January 11&12. Not close by any stretch of the imagination, but it come quickly with the holidays to be celebrated between now and then.
Please continue to pray that God will work in Jeremiah’s favor, that all those involved would see the truth and what needs to be done. Many of the Workers agree that T (Jeremiah’s bio father) is not capable of parenting Jeremiah, but their goal is still reunification up until the Termination hearing. In fact, as idiotic as it might be, I heard those very words this morning. A Worker said, “We need to work to reunify T and Jeremiah.” Personally, I am over it. Get it done already, he CANNOT parent. Period.
Here is a perfect example. T failed to show up at the last visit he was supposed to have with Jeremiah, it has been 4 weeks since Jeremiah has seen T. Today I arrived at the visit one hour before it was supposed to start. We sat in the car in the parking lot, Jeremiah played, we laughed, we played Peek-A-Boo, we were having a good time…. that is until T walked by Jeremiah’s window as he was traversing the parking lot. Jeremiah immediately started whining and then crying. I was so mad. I quickly got out, took him out of his car seat and headed in the doors. I was a Mama bear who was out for bear. I had two goals in mind as I headed inside. One, was to show them how Jeremiah was acting. Second, was to start the visit as soon as possible so that Jeremiah didn’t have to endure any more agony.
The Visit Supervisor said that Jeremiah was very “dull” during the visit. I asked if it was the normal “dullness,” and she said it was much “duller” than normal. If anyone knows Jeremiah, he’s anything but dull when put in front of a bunch of toys, or even just hanging out at home.
BUT we have the Termination date, we have a lot of praying to do, and we are very happy to see light at the end of the tunnel. =)