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I love my agency, I love what I do, I love my community. Buck did a great job on this story! If you’ve ever though about being a foster parent…stop thinking about it; do it. I know foster care has negative stigma but I’m here to help YOU. Message me, email me, stop me at the grocery store, ask me questions!

Well, that was unexpected.

On our car ride to court today, 60 miles away, I discussed with my foster kids what we were doing in court today. I reminded them to speak their minds, tell their attorney what they wanted to do, and where they wanted live if they weren’t allowed to live with bio parents.

Bells had ideas of family members who she hadn’t seen in several years, and if they couldn’t be located or take care of her she expressed that she would like to stay with Husband and I. Shy had told me in the car that he maybe wanted to stay with bio dad, but once we started to talk to the attorney he changed his tune. He told his attorney that he’d like to stay with us! I didn’t see that one coming.

Unfortunately, there were several instances where the biofamily interrupted the judge, spoke out of turn, and made a fuss about things that weren’t relevant to the current hearing. It was crazy, I’ve never experienced anything like that. I was sweating uncontrollably, I was anxious, and things were out of order. I felt out of control as legal terms were thrown around, the judge raised his voice, I felt like a child in the principles office. I can’t imagine what was going through my foster kids minds…I could barely wrap my mind around it and I’m a grown adult.

In the end the judge didn’t make a ruling, he said he needed to review the entire case before making a decision. The attorney broke all the legal terms down and explained to the kids what happened on the courtroom. I spoke with the attorney alone, without the kids, and the attorney was candid and filled in a lot of what really was going on. Oh, boy.

Here we are, in limbo. We are awaiting a phone call from the attorney letting us know what the judged ruled. I’m guessing sometime next week we will get the call. Until then…we wait.

The Summit!

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Guys! This is exciting! Three of our gyms cheer teams will be attending ‘The Superbowl of Cheer!’ they’re going to Orlando, Florida and will be televised on ESPN. OMGOSH! My daughters team isn’t one of them as this is her first year AND her team didn’t receive a bid (which clears up any confusion about bids as the girls though they could possibly have a bid after taking first in Anaheim.) We support all of our SONICS teams, we are a family and we are so pumped!

This is a big deal! We are the only program in the state of AZ that has been awarded a bid to the Summit and we now have 3 teams in attending! The state of AZ has never sent a R5 team to compete at The Summit. Only 10% of the programs in the entire country will be awarded a bid to the Summit!