Jerimiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We just recently learned that our adoption of our 3 ½ year old has been vacated by the SC Court of Appeals without one single reference to what was in the best interest of Braelynn. Just with directions for her to be in DSS control with DSS placement authority, wherever DSS and the courts think she should go. This is not right. Not even considering Braelynn’s rights and Best Interest. Not considering her attachment with us, with her biological sister who is in our home nor with the attachment with our other children. We are of course devastated and heartbroken for more than one reason. We are concerned about our daughter, but also for the adoption community in general. Adoption is supposed to be permanent. It is not supposed to be a temporary opportunity for people to get out of jail and then appeal and use family members as a place holder. All this stems from the courts misinterpreting a statute passed by the SC legislature which is being used to stop foster parents across the state, foster parents like us, from adopting children we have given our lives to and given a home to. The legislature and our governor, if they hear from us, can stop this terrible plague that is harming our daughter and harming other children who need a permanent family and home. The legislature and governor do this by acting promptly and making this statute clear to the courts and to DSS.
Without swift action by our legislators and governor to make the statutes clear to the courts, irreparable harm will be done to our daughter and to many children and good foster and adoptive families across our state.
Please help us in letting every legislator know that they must act on this immediately!