Our Meeting with DHR
Today we had a meeting at Jefferson County DHR with an adoption social worker. She actually shares her office with our daughter's former social worker. We went down to discuss a possible placement. She told us all about this little girl named Laila. She is 5 years old and has had multiple placements. She is currently in a foster placement that is not a very good match. The foster parents do not want to adopt her. From what I can tell they seem to think a 5 year old should act like a little adult. As you can imagine, that's not working out for them.
She gave us the full history on Laila and asked if we wanted to proceed. Of course we said yes, so she set up a "meet and greet" for this Thursday. We will meet Laila and her social worker at the local McDonald's playplace. We will take our kids along so they can meet her too. It will be a chance to see how she responds to us. I'm hoping she warms up to us quickly because if this visit goes well we will then arrange an overnight visit. I can't wait to post an update after we meet her!