Today we called the facility where our daughter is staying. We wanted to get a daily update on how she was doing since she had been integrated with the other children there. The staff member told us that in the past 24 hours, she had already made several friends. The same staff member told us on the day prior that our daughter had appeared very depressed and quiet, but now is a different person when surrounded by the other girls there. She also told us that there had been an incident the prior evening. She said our daughter and a few girls had began chugging down all of the coffee creamers and that our daughter told the staff that before long, she would have the entire facility doing it. The staff member said our daughter was the "ring leader" of the disruption in her area. This was interesting because the previous facility also said that our daughter was the "ring leader" in many disruptions in her unit. They also told us that our daughter has refused to take the medication that was prescribed by the psychiatrist.
We were also told by the local facility that they had sent all of the necessary paperwork that was requested by the residential facility in Georgia. Now we were waiting on the residential facility to get pre-authorization from my insurance and let me know what I would need to pay to get her into the facility. I am faithful that if it is God's will for our daughter to go there, He will provide the finances to make it happen.
We were told today that we needed to have a family session either in-person and by phone with our daughter. We told the staff member that we would like to give our daughter the choice and that we would do whatever was necessary. She called us back and told us that our daughter had chosen to do the session by phone. So, we will have a family session by phone at 10:00 am Thursday to let our daughter know we are considering a Residential Care Facility. We don't want her to be blindsided by our decision and would rather she hear it from us. Since our daughter is adopted, we don't want her to feel like we are abandoning her, or trying to get rid of her. We just need her to be in a safe place while she gets the help she needs and we can heal as a family.
Lord, please touch my daughter and help her to understand the tough decision we feel we must make. Protect her heart Lord and remind her each day just how much we love her. Lord soften her heart so that she may be receptive to you. Remind her Lord of the faith and kindness she had as a little girl. Keep her safe Lord and wrap your arms around her. In Jesus name, Amen.