Finally…a Baby! despite unbelievable odds
we got the call on an otherwise normal Wednesday afternoon. a 4 month old baby boy was available for us to adopt and were we interested? We’re we interested!? We were absolutely elated!
It it turns out that the very same baby boy who we were offered when still in hospital as a “legal risk” child was ow being offered to us to adopt! It is quite a story I will give you the short version. (to get background read post” there is no excuse but devastation”.
A 42 year old woman went to the hospital and delivered a baby boy 6 weeks early. It was her plan for no one to know about this boy, not even his father. She was planning to give this child up for adoption to a well known agency. This agency worker had asked the mother of the Métis baby “how light is the baby’s skin?”. This had angered the mother and she left the hospital without signing the adoption papers. Thus the baby was classified as “abandoned”.
family services then entered a 3 week tug of war with the adoption agency. The adoption agency stood to make quite a sum of money if they placed the child for adoption. They both petitioned the court and the court decided that the baby was to be in the permanence custody of Family services (PGO). The Family services supervisor in charge decided that the baby should then be entered into the general adoption pool, rather than offered to us as a legal risk foster placement. (Read”there is no excuse but devastation”)
so a permanency placement social worker was chosen and he set about the task of reading stacks of home assessments from waiting parents hoping to adopt. Ours was just one of them.
Despite those odds that worker decided that ours was the best match for a family for that child. We have no idea what his criteria was to choose us but we are over joyed none the less. We have welcomed him home and even got to name him!!! Our 4 month old baby boy!!!
I promise I will catch up with posts over the next few weeks and tell you all how it has been going. What a whirl wind!!!