Monday, November 22, 2010

Legallities.


We got to see Joseph over the weekend, but I'll talk about that later.

Today was the hearing for Lizzy pertaining to her legal dad's visitation.  I was THRILLED that they had me on speaker phone for the WHOLE thing and I got to hear everything.  I was able to say most of what I was hoping I would get to so that was nice.  Basically, the judge decided that the next two weeks of visits with dad would be suspended in which time the social worker MUST come up with a plan that would make Lizzy feel safer in this situation.  The judge suggested that the plan probably would need to be "the foster mom" being in the whole visit for the time being.

Now, I was very excited about this.  No, I do NOT want to sit in these visits with her BUT the thing is even the judge is limited by the law.  He is the legal dad and he hasn't done anything yet to get his visitation taken away so the court ordering my worker to find a plan to make this easier on Lizzy EVEN IF IT MEANS TOTALLY INCONVENIENCING ME is fine.  She needs someone in there to make her feel safe and if I am the one who needs to do it, well, I am going to.

I was excited that the judge actually order what was best for Lizzy, considering she has to have these visits, this is her only option that will work for her.

Today was not a "win" for me, I of course would rather be done with it, but, within the legal world this WAS a win for Lizzy so I am happy for her.

11 comments:

Our Journey said...

Yay for Lizzy!!! Praising God for this victory and for Him to finish up the "legal dad" issue! We just got ours cleared up a few weeks ago and that was hassle enough without Little Man going to any visits! Lizzy will feel safe and that's what's important :)

PotterMama said...

Hooray!

FootPrints said...

THANK GOD there is action finally being taken

Debbie said...

That's great news for Lizzy. Glad they're doing something to help her as they should.

Rebecca said...

So glad you will get to be in the entire visit with her! Praying that is what the social worker decides!!

What a sweet picture of the Gospel. You cannot take away her pain, but you can walk WITH her through it!

Kelli said...

I'm sure with you there she will feel safe. Glad a judge is finally looking out for these little ones. I want to hear more about Joseph :)

Diane said...

I'm so glad something is finally being done!

Carrie said...

Praising God with you. So nice to get some positive news.

Mrs. Bird said...

I'm glad they're doing something in Lizzy's best interest!

Tammy said...

I will be praying for you. I had a little one that I had to be in the room for visits. It is physically, spritually and emotionally draining. I will be praying for strength for you in all three areas. I am glad I found you again. I wasn't sure who the fingers were in the profile picture.lol I can be slow like that.:)

Heather said...

I'm so happy for Lizzy. You are just the most amazing thing for her!