Termination was granted by the judge this morning! T (bio dad) did not contest, so the trial only lasted thirty minutes. In the days leading up to this trial, I felt suspended and separated from reality. My normal emotional state wasn’t what it normally was (probably a good thing for my poor husband). I didn’t…Read More
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Two more days! There is a small chance that T (Jeremiah’s biological dad) will not contest the Termination. If this happens, we will not have a two day trial. It will only last an hour. He will also not be able to file an appeal. I just found out that on T’s last child, the…Read More
7 days until Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)
7 days until Termination! The Parental Termination case will go before a judge on April 11 & 12. The judge will hear testimony stemming from before Jeremiah was taken into custody to what has happened since then. There will be testimonies by Case Workers, expert witnesses, and Justin (my husband) will even get a chance…Read More
request for more parenting time. status: denied
This morning wrapped up the final hearing on whether T (bio dad) should have more time with Jeremiah. Two hours were spent last Monday and one hour today bringing forth opinions on why or why not T should have longer visits with his son. Everyone that works with the Dept. was in agreement that more…Read More
postponed until further notice?!!!!
The Termination trial has been postponed. I imagine it is all a lesson in patience. I am trying not to go down to the Dept. and ring somebody by their skinny little neck. Those horror stories still exist of other children who have it much worse than Jeremiah, and I must remind myself that it…Read More
termination date set!
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…Read More
termination proceedings begin
The process has begun for terminating Jeremiah’s bio parent’s rights. After the parent’s rights are terminated in a case, the child is available for adoption. First the Dept. has to find reason that the biological parents are unable to care for the child. They give the parents more than adequate support in this process. Second,…Read More