Transition to Permanency


6-transitionPerhaps you are a foster parent who has just begun building a relationship with your child and establishing a strong bond, yet you find yourself preparing for this child to transition to a permanent placement. Perhaps you are a foster parent who has just said goodbye to a foster child and transitioned to a placement you may or may not consider as best for the child. Perhaps you are an adoptive parent who is celebrating the joy of officially calling a newly adopted child your own. Or perhaps you are an adoptive parent who is grieving a child who nearly was, but no longer is going to be placed permanently in your home.

Regardless of where you stand, you have taken a journey marked with many bumps, joys, tears and memories. You and a team of people have been seeking for months to work toward what is the in best interest of the child, and now the steps toward permanency are being taken. The transition to permanency is one not only for the child, but for you as well. God is sovereign and will be faithful to carry out his will for you, your family and the child. Whether the child stays with you permanently, with his biological mother or father or with another family, there is hope and joy knowing the impact you’ve had on one another’s lives.

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
I trust in you, Sovereign, all-wise God and in your divine plan for your child, my family and my life. Grant me contentment and faith in your plan and purpose. Amen.