John and I are humbled to announce that the juvenile court awarded permanent placement and guardianship of Liam (14 years) and Ilona (12 years) Wall to us. The court’s jurisdiction over the children has been terminated. Our family now legally and lawfully includes Liam and Ilona…..permanently.
We know that many thoughts, prayers, hard work, and service has been offered on our behalf, and we appreciate, thank you, and love you. Thank you for being a part of our lives. We believe that life has meaning because of the relationships that we form with one another. We feel richly blessed because of our connection with you.
We all dearly love Liam and Ilona, and we are fully committed to being their new parents. We will forever be home base. We loved them both and fought hard to protect them long before we really got to know them.
There have been miraculous events that have led to this moment in time. Liam and Ilona won’t need a bonding, adjustment, and settling in period as they have already been living with us since the arrest.
We sincerely believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We thank you all for the outpouring of love, service, and support. While this has undeniably been been a team effort, Pelle has demonstrated an incredible amount of courage and strength of character. He has sacrificed more than any of us can ever imagine.
Almut von Schwedler, Uta’s sister, has shown us the true meaning of compassion, selfless service, and pure love. She has sacrificed her own personal, professional, and family responsibilities over the last 22 months in order to protect Pelle, Malkie, Liam, and Ilona.
We look forward to strengthening relationships with all of you and we are finally at peace.
Amy and John