That was the question Stella posed to me tonight. It broke my heart to have to remind her the goal is return home.
I reiterated we are keeping Solana safe, for as long as she needs.
"But you would adopt her right?"
Yes, of course. That's what we hope because she is your sister and part of this family but that is just as true no matter where she lives.
I was honest with the kids that both Sheila and Bio Dad are complying with the case plan (although Dad missed a visit this week). And I promised we would keep building relationships so that if she does go home we can still see her.
Such a a hard thing for my kiddos. And a sad thing that they understand adoption takes years.
Trying to take my own advice and not worry about the future. Whatever will be, will be.