They wouldn’t let me turn anything in to the court or speak. They granted the move to her biological brother's house. Strangers. Fine people, I'm sure, but it's NOT what was best for this baby girl.
The state wants to start the transition right away. I had to BEG them to let me talk to our attachment therapist for advice before making the transition plan. Don't know if they'll accept his recommendations, but he favors a shorter transition. Babies don't understand "getting to know" a family. They just feel the abandonment over and over throughout the transition period.
They wanted to let the brother’s family take her for a few hours RIGHT THEN. I told them I really needed to be able to go home and talk to my family first, so they agreed to hold off for a few days... at which time the SW wants to have them take her for the whole weekend. She’s never spent a single night away from me. I cried for a good 2 hours. My eyes are dry, but my heart is heavy.
We can't do this anymore. Can't do this to our children. Another hurt, another abandonment for them... they've been through enough. We are done.