Went to court. As I thought, mom was sitting alone .... sat with her for 30 minutes while the round table discussion happened behind closed doors. Then I waited for 10 minutes in the waiting room while she was called in.
I was called in and told I was needed. Mom was crying tears of happiness. She got the good news. Everyone was on board... she told me later that my written statement regarding Buddy changed the CASA's mind. We hugged!!
It was the same judge that we had for our adoption.
I was asked to speak. I kept it short. I couldn't keep the emotion out of my voice. I told them I was very proud of the parents for working so hard for their children's sake.
It was brought out in the hearing that we have a fabulous working relationship between me and the mom. The judge told the mom to ask for help if she needed it, that all parents have problems and not to hide them. I know she will seek help. In fact, I'm babysitting today haha!!... (Counseling appointments, etc...)
Going to do the laundry and pack some baby clothes today.
IF you prayed for us at anytime in the last 10 months I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This has been a real experience for us from start to finish. It's not really over, it's just beginning a new phase. One based on friendship and the love of two kids.