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There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:34:54 AM »
It's funny how one phone call can turn your life upside-down!
The mother of one of my God-Children, Tatiana, telephoned today and asked me if I would be Tatiana's Foster-Father until she was 18 years old (she is now 5). For reasons I don't want to go into, Tatiana is currently in Foster care, and there is a court case on Thursday to decide her permanent care until she is 18 years old. I have spoken with the welfare officers involved in the case, and they are coming to interview me, and present me in Court as their preferred option for Tatiana's permanent care. This would mean that Tatiana's mother could only have six supervised visits a year, and knowing this, she has begged me to take her child into my care. It was heart wrenching.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 06:55:21 AM »
Prayers my brother, for you, Tatiana, and her Mom and may God bless you abundantly for your willingness to accept this role, both the spiritual and the physical aspects of it

May Holy and Sainted Joseph, Patron of Foster-Fathers, intercede before the Throne of his own Foster-Child and ask a boon of Him, that you be accorded the wisdom, strength, and compassion so necessary to being a loving, caring, and responsible Dad and also that you be afforded a large measure of the resilience that is a particular requisite for those being Dad to a small princess

May Tatianna and her Mom be granted the strength and the wisdom to maintain their bonds of family and love in this difficult situation and over the many years ahead

Many years,

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 08:55:02 AM »
Praying for you, for Tatiana, and for her mom. Many years!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 11:22:58 AM »
Glory to God!

You've shared with us pictures of Tatiana here on OC.net, iirc. I think Tatiana would truly be blessed by having you care for her as her foster father. I'm very certain she will know how much you love her!

Please let us know what happens!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 11:26:58 AM »
You have my prayers!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 11:54:18 AM »
Many prayers as five is a sweet and challenging age but I am sure you are up to the task my brother, I know you love her.

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 12:07:21 PM »
George,

I know you will be a wonderful daddy to this darling girl!!!  God Bless you all!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 04:10:44 PM »
Lord have mercy.  :)
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 04:56:52 PM »
May all the saints intercede for healing, protection and faith to Tatiana, her mother and George!

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 05:19:58 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 06:05:28 PM »
Lord, have mercy, through the prayers of St. Joseph the righteous and step-father of our Lord, and all your saints!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 08:11:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008, 08:55:41 PM »
George,

That you are willing to do this, speaks volumes of your love. It's truly wonderful to see. I'll keep you in my prayers.

God be with you and Tatiana and her Mum.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2008, 09:23:22 PM »
God bless you and Tatiana and her family.  May God give you the strength, grace, wisdom and discernment to do what you need to do.  Apparently, you already have ample love.  You're an example for us all, whatever happens.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2008, 10:06:05 PM »
George,
My prayers for you, Tatiana, and her mother.  May it all work out for the best of all involved.
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2008, 04:44:36 AM »
Apparently, you already have ample love.  You're an example for us all, whatever happens.
Exactly! I highly admire of your personality, OzGeorge.
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2008, 12:41:37 PM »
You have my prayers as well, George, for you and Tatiana and her mother.  That she has a a godfather who can give her some stability is so very important. 

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 09:37:04 PM »
If you don't mind, how did it all turn out?
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 09:57:55 PM »
Wow. Lots of prayers and support, OzG! :)
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009, 10:24:23 PM »
May the blessings of the Lord be upon you and Tatiana's family.

Amen!

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2009, 10:42:04 PM »
My prayers are with you my brother. Sounds like an exciting and challenging time. I know that Our Lord and Our Lady will provide you with strength, peace, and wisdom in this situation. Please keep us apprised.

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2009, 11:36:15 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2009, 02:07:25 AM »
Saint Joseph is surely praying for you ozgeorge. I will join him.

Lord have mercy!
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2009, 03:04:53 AM »
May the Saints and Martyrs intercede for you and dear Tatiana and her family!

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2009, 10:44:47 PM »
George!  You will make a great father!  I pray the courts realize this.

Dear Lord, bless our brother George, little Tatiana, and her mother.  May the transition be smooth; and may Tatiana flourish under and blossom under George's loving care.

Lord, have mercy!

You are in my prayers!

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2009, 11:39:28 PM »
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2009, 03:37:28 PM »

George, how did it go?

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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2009, 12:03:36 AM »
There is probably a good reason George didn't post, possibly it could be personal?
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Re: There's a good chance I'm gonna be a Dad.
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2009, 11:36:02 AM »
Possibly.  I was just hoping for some good news.
George, I pray it went well.
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