There is an SPR (Service Plan Review) meeting for Ray’s case tomorrow afternoon. I’ve been invited. I was never invited to such things during James’ case, so I have no idea what to expect.
Well, I do know one thing to expect: Apparently the county is going to broach the topic of Ray’s parents surrendering their rights during the meeting. I’m alternately dreading being there when that happens and wanting to definitely be there to see and hear the reactions. I will be there, but I’m bracing myself for lots of emotions, especially from Ray’s mom, who I think believes he will be home any day now (apparently they have a room in their apartment all set up for him).
I plan to keep completely silent and neutral-faced unless spoken to directly. I can easily answer questions about Ray’s health, development and well-being.
The only question I’ve felt the need to prepare for is the big one: “Would you be willing to adopt Ray?” The answer I’ve prepared is: “If that’s the way the case goes, yes, it would be my honor and privilege to raise him.”