Sunday, September 2, 2007

I'm tired of shacking up

With my babies. I want to be their mommy. I want some legal protection from the state deciding after 2 1/2 years that this no longer works for them. Today our pastor challenged us to make an ask of ourselves. So here I am asking, and believing God to deliver

The dream:

To adopt my three babies.

The do:

Find an attorney this week who will file a case for me under Texas Family Law

§ 102.005. STANDING TO REQUEST TERMINATION AND ADOPTION. An original suit requesting only an adoption or for termination of the parent-child relationship joined with a petition for adoption may be filed by:

(3) an adult who has had actual possession and control of the child for not less than two months during the three-month period preceding the filing of the petition; or (4) another adult whom the court determines to have had substantial past contact with the child sufficient to warrant standing to do so.

To challenge the appointment of permanent managing conservatorship was illegal under Texas Family Code 263.404 stating that pmc may only be granted if the child has been deemed unadoptable, or that the child is of age and has expressed a strong desire against adoption.

Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen
Ephesians 3:20-21

The dream:

To have this done by Thanksgiving.

The do:
Be an ask until...
Proverbs 6:4 Don’t put it off; do it now!Don’t rest until you do.

Thank you all for your prayers for our family.


Annie said...

Day 2 of being an ask:

11 And she made this vow: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime.
1 Samuel 1:11

This is what Hannah prayed after years of torment of not having a child. Later she became pregnant with a boy she named Samuel. The following is how the first chapter of First Samuel ends.

1 Samuel 1:27-28
27 I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. 28 Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.” And they worshiped the Lord there.

Lord I am asking for our boys and girl. They will be raised in a home that loves and serves you. They will grow up knowing you and loving you, and will belong to you their whole lives.
In Jesus name, amen.

born of the heart said...

Days 3 and 4 of being an ask:

Day 3: I contacted an attorney. Won't discuss details here but am cautiously optimistic. You know how it is once you've contacted an attorney. We are keeping things under wraps, but will let you all know when it is finished.

Day 4: I am asking everyone to pray for three things. I also don't want to discuss what they are but God knows, and I am asking my friends to ask God to give us the three issues we are praying for.

born of the heart said...

We've had some positive developments this week. CPS has not done anything despite a slurry of negative activity. If CPS acts quickly we will not need to, but if it continues to stay the same, we can and will file here for adoption and termination.