We had a permanency hearing today. The goal remained Termination Pending Determination of Termination of Parental Rights. The judges found no reasonable progress or effort on all of the parents.
Sheila's attorney tried to make a play at admitting evidence that she was making progress by attending a few therapy sessions (in the last 3 weeks) and keeping suitable housing.
The judge pointed out that she was pregnant as a result of an abusive relationship and that it was clear that whatever services she had completed clearly hadn't set in.
Everything went as expected (bio Dad was a no show but his attorney was there) but it left me angry and frustrated. We should be done.
I want to be done.
The kids deserve to be done.
I was assured that the TPR trial will be scheduled at the hearing next month and that it should go quick from there.
I'm not holding my breath.