Kori had court today. Kori texted me when it was all done.
Rights were not terminated. This was not a TPR trial. However, Kori was put in a position where she basically had to sign custody over to a relative. As of today, one of Bio Dad's sisters has Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) over Daisy and her little sister, Dandelion.
Kori was given three weekends a month for supervised visitation. Any adult can supervise though. I highly doubt there is going to be any oversight at all now. That scares me just a little. I don't know this aunt. I do know that she had zero contact with Miss Daisy the entire time Daisy lived with me (10 months). I don't know her agenda. I don't know if she will protect Daisy and make sure she gets all the interventions she needs. Kori claims the aunt is a bit of an air head.
Interestingly enough, Bio Dad - the man that nearly killed Daisy - also gets three weekends a month of supervised visits. Yes. He almost killed her. Kori defended him in criminal court. He got off with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. And now he gets regular visitation with his daughters.
Kori still stands behind her thoughts that Bio Dad did not intentionally hurt Daisy. She still believes it was an accident.
She claims that their relationship has fizzled out though. Just sort of disintegrated. She says her focus is on her children now. Only her children.
So...she's moving five hours north from here (away from Daisy and Dandelion) to move back in with her ex-husband and their two children. I mentioned that I would hate driving from Central Texas to the border three times a month. She replied that anyone can supervise her visits...even her ex-husband.
I could speculate all day long as to what is going to happen next. I've got a pretty good feeling that The System screwed this case up yet again. Kori says she'll continue to text me and send me pictures of her kids.
And kind of like how you can't look away when you drive by an accident, I hope she still does.