It has been over a year now since Emma came into our lives.She was 4 months old when a tenant of ours told us they were moving and that we could HAVE their youngest child.At the time we thought it was a joke so we said we would be glad to take her. A day or 2 later here came Emma to our home with a bottle and a blanket. Thinking that the parents would change their minds we did nothing for 3 or 4 days but take care of little Emma. On the 5th day we called Children Services and they told us that as long as the child was ok now and not neglected there was nothing they could do.We have spoken with them 4 more times and were told the same thing.
We have now decided it is time to adopt Emma.Here is where all the problems begin.We have spent lots of money so far and talked to 7 attorney's,and have gotten nowhere fast.Dont get me wrong this blog is not about bashing lawyers as we have some friends that are lawyers and also great,caring and wonder ful people but do not work in family law.Two lawyers so far have taken money up front and done nothing to further the adoption process along.We have attended guardianship classes as told only to find out we didnt need to go there at all. Another waste of time and money.
All we are trying to do is to help a little girl that needs help.She did not asked to be brought into this world nor did she ask to be abandoned by her parents, although it was probably one of the best things to happen to her.
If anyone has a comment or direction we would be very gratful for any and all help, as we dont know where to turn.