OK, so the Birthmother picked another family.
Allow 30 seconds of sadness to wash over you, as it did us.
The Nicole, our FABOO Social Worker tell us about the next "situation" - it's working with another agency, as their agency didn't have enough "culture" - (read "black people") for this one BM. So our agency fed exes over some profiles, and the BM, HER sister AND her mother ALL pick us.
Baby girl due on August 28th.
BM is 16, an honor student, and NO drug, alcohol or cigarette use. She DID have prenatal care. SHe is African American, and so is the BF.
We have told our SW 100 % YES.
Next step - WE MEET THE BIRTH MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The BM wants to parent, but realizes that she cannot. The BF is not a legal risk, and the ONLY risk is her own desire to parent, but she does not want to drop out of school, nor does she want to go to a home for PG teens, she wants to remain at home. Her entire family is on board for US.
I might have to fly back early from LA - but that's A-OK by me.
Thank you oh wonderful internet, I'll keep you posted of course.