For those who aren`t aware of the story, my wife and I have been trying for the last 14 months to adopt 4 kids, two boys, two girls, ages 3 to 7. Pics are on my profile.
We`re driving to Florida this weekend to pick up the three older kids. The magistrate said to make the move during their school break which starts Monday. Fortunately the spring break in Ohio is a week later than Florida so we`ll have a couple of weeks together before the older two resume school. We`re driving because I didn`t want to leave them in foster care a single day longer than necessary. Besides what better way to start your new life together than a road trip?
We`re still fighting for the youngest. The hearings are over and all that remains is the decision of the magistrate. We feel optimistic but one never knows how things like this will go. If you`re the sort who prays, please do. Otherwise, best wishes, good vibes, thoughts, whatever are appreciated as well.
We can`t wait for the next chapter of our lives to begin. We are so glad we considered "life plan before business plan" and started a food manufacturing business instead of a retail bakery. Everytime the foster mom`s attorney tried to imply that the business would take Carol away from the kids she said we have employees to handle that. After the hearing is over I think of all kinds of things I wish I had said. One was "rather than hire people to care for our kids so we can attend to our business, we`re hiring people to run our business so we can care for our kids."
Hopefully the magistrate can see the truth through the allegations.
We`ll let you know how things go.