June 7, 2013

Popps in 2013.


Yesterday was the permanency hearing for the girls, to follow up the termination hearing we had in May.  I wasn’t really expecting to get any news from this hearing – the purpose was just to legally change the goal of the case from reunification to adoption. (!!!)




I got an e-mail from the caseworker today letting me know that the judge actually set a hearing date to finalize the adoption, saying that it should give the agency plenty of time to complete the adoption. (When I imagine it, the judge has a whip in his hand and snaps it as he gives the order.)

And so it’s set.  We will legally become a forever family on

                    December 5, 2013.


It seems like we’ve been waiting for so long.  Waiting for some kind of light at the end of the tunnel.  Some kind of permanency.

Not only for the last two years, but for our entire fostering journey our mindset has always been, has had to be,

we’ll see what happens.

who knows what will happen.

we’re just not sure where things are headed.

we can’t be sure until it’s over.

It’s kind of just become a way of life for us, and now, all of a sudden, we know what is going to happen.  We know what is going to happen, and it is adoption.

It seems so surreal.  I don’t think we ever really thought we’d get here.  We’ve been foster for 5 years and have never been in this place.

We’re adopting.

They will be ours.  Our daughters.  Forever.


December 5, 2013.

And you better believe that as of then, I will be posting their beautiful names, and posting hundreds of pictures of their beautiful faces.  Faces whose names will end in Popp.

They’ll be Popps.




  1. WooHoo!!! Congrats on knowing. It's a good feeling!!! So happy for all of you!

  2. yay. That's awesome.... Except, I think Dec. 5 is SOOO far away. I can't believe they have to take that LONG.

  3. ^What she said!! So happy for all of you!

  4. Although it's not legal yet, I think they already are Popps! Congrats Maggie, Brian, and all your beautiful girls!!!

  5. So glad you get to circle a date on the calendar! I'm looking forward to seeing how big their smiles are that day!

  6. Wonderful news! How exciting. A date, any date, marked on a calendar with the word "adoption" is a gift. Congratulations!

  7. Oh my goodness, I am so happy for you and these precious girls! Congratulations!

  8. Yay! Can't wait to see their precious faces!

  9. Anxiously awaiting and praying with you!


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