Today after DH got off work, we drove over to DSHS and met with baby L's sw. She went over the open adoption agreement, and we signed!!!
The way it works now is that she (sw) will wait to hear from baby L's attorney. She said that baby L's mom may have already signed the relinquishment, but she is not sure. When her mom does sign, after 48 hrs. are up, they will take the paperwork in to court within a few days, where the commissioner will go over it and grant the relinquishment, and open adoption plan. Usually if the bio parent is there, he likes to ask them questions to make sure they understand what they are signing and what it all means. If they don't show up, their attorney can answer the questions for them. DH and I plan to attend this hearing, and it should be within the next couple weeks. I won't exhale until that part of it is done, because I still can't believe this is all happening so suddenly. The sw made it sound like it is all a done deal, but I am still being cautious. (remember, there have been relatives involved who passed the homestudy and were highly interested in her) So for right now, this seems miraculous, and I am praising God for it all. I will share more details, and update when the hearing happens, and believe me, when it does happen...I will be celebrating from the rooftops! At the end of that hearing, baby L will be considered legally free, and we will be in the adoption process with her! Thank you Jesus, for your abundant gifts! There is nothing more precious than a child.
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