The next morning everybody was excited about the day. We all got up,and got ready for school,and ate a bowl of cereal. Helen told us not to worry about anything. It was her job to do the worrying. I’ll dropped you all off at school,and head to the meeting.
Helen said,she was very nervous,about the outcome of the meeting. When she drove into the parking lot,at the agency. She noticed Fran and Nancy,standing outside in front of the building.
They both seen her,as she got out of her SUV. Helen went over to them,and she must have looked nervous,because Fran and Nancy both gave Helen a hug. Everything is going to be fine,they both said.
“Lets go inside,”said Fran.
Helen said she was surprised,the only people in the room was them
three,and the board,behind this huge table.Some one behind the table,asked Helen to sit in the seat in front of them.
Then another lady stood up,and read a long yellow paper,about this case. The judge started talking when she was finished.
“Mrs. Flunet,as you can see,we have the whole report,from Fran Comer. We have all come to the decision,since Shelly and Sherman Thomas,are very happy living in your home. That they can stay their,until your family moves to Boston. Then they will have to be placed together,with another foster carer,until you and your husband gets rights to adopt them both. There after,both of them can move to Boston,and be, new family members.
Helen couldn’t believe what he just said.
“Thank You,Your Honor! “Our family will be very please with the court’s decision.”
I couldn’t wait until the kids came home to tell them. As soon as I arrived home, I called Tom,and told him. He told me, we have to start the adoption process as soon as possible.
When we came in from school,we all asked at one time,what happened? Helen told us,and we were dancing in a circle. Afterward,she took us all to McDonald’s for dinner.
Tom and Helen had a lot of work to do,to get the adoption done. They both decided to hold off moving to Boston,until the adoption was settled. Tom would continue staying in motels, until we all made the move.
Six months after-wards,the adoptions were finalized,and we were ready to move. Tom already had a house in mind. He said he was checking out this house,that had plenty of room for every one. If we wanted to,we would have our own horse to take care of. That sounded like a plan to me.
Finally my birthday wish came true,it took a while. Sherman and I are together,and happy living with a nice family,our new family. So don’t ever give up your dream or hope,it may take time,and a lot of work. But in the end it is will worth it,just ask Sherman.