I end this with the following thought, if it wasn't for these wonderful, dedicated Guardians Ad Litem to represent children that need their voices and needs heard, what would happen with these children?
It took two years, numerous phone calls, and lots of hand-holding before the mother finally agreed to release her daughter for adoption. The mother finally realized that it was in her daughter’s best interest to be with the grandmother. By having her own mother adopt her daughter, she could remain in her daughter's life.
'In one instant, with one phone call, everything in my life changed. I had received a call from my youngest daughter that DCF investigators were at her house and that she needed me to come get my 20 month old granddaughter. Not wanting the baby to go to foster care, I left immediately to get her. '