Since I have last posted. I guess I kind of got scared thinking of getting so involved with the boys and our life together and the possibility of them being taken away from us that I kind of let the blog go. Well so much has happened in the last couple of months. In November, bio mom decided that she wanted us to adopt the boys. She felt that the best place for them was with us. I can't even describe the feelings I had that day. Prior to her telling us that CPS called and left a message on my phone telling me they needed to see Sam and I after the boys weekly visit and that it was very important. I of course thought of the worst possible senerios. I am so happy that I was wrong.
We just went to court last month and the judge officially took away bio mom's and dad's rights. Bio dad failed to complete any of the classes, pay child support or even contact CPS. Now we just wait 90 days to make sure no one challanges us for rights then we can finalize.
We hope that Sammy will be able to be here for adoption day. We wanted to make sure that we stayed here at Fort Hood so that the boys can continue to be around their siblings (who went back home to bio mom last month!) but in order to do that Sam had to transfer to a unit that is deploying to Afghanistan in May. There may be a chance of his unit letting him deploy later, allowing him to be present but if not we are going to SKPYE since the courthouse has wifi. It's going to be tough with him gone and two toddlers. I also worry about the bond that they share and how it will change because of him being gone for a year. We are going to do everything we can to maintain contact such as video recourded story time and online video chats. Clayton is such a daddy's boy, I know he's really going to take it hard.
I just can't believe that this is our life now. We have been through so much to get to this point and all we have known is loss and sadness and now we are filled with joy and happiness.