Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We signed!!!

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.

Blessings!

14 comments:

Cora said...

Hoping everything works out for the best! Can't wait to see the next update!

L~ said...

So exciting! Yea God!
Our God can do anything...

xoxoL~

Tereasa said...

Wow, Michelle! That is wonderful. I am so happy God is moving things in this direction for you and your family. It has been a pleasure to walk the journey with you over the past few years. You are a gem of a mother! God bless you.

Scrappy quilter said...

Oh how exciting. Hope it all works in your favor. Hugs

Teresa said...

WOW that was fast! I am so excited for you!!! Big hugs to lil L!!!

Mary said...

Michelle- What wonderful news for everyone involved! (I've been following your blog for some time now.) I love the new look, too.

Tara said...

Michelle, this is so exciting!! Praying that God will be glorified and work in your favor!

trina said...

Wow, so exciting! God already knows and His hand is in it. :)

Handwoven Dreams said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for your family!

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

I'm so so so so happy for you my friend!!! I can't stop giving thanks, all day today!

Lori Ann said...

Oh, I got chills reading this! Your family will continue to be in my prayers. So happy things are moving in this direction. - Lori Ann

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

amazing! Pretty soon we will need to throw a party and put up LOTS of pictures of baby L since you haven't been able to...exciting! God is so good!

Jolene said...

Oh that is fabulous! The Lords blessing be upon your family and your babies birth mother!

Penelope said...

Amazing! So happy for you! Would love a post about the open adoption. We share annual photos with an update (in May) and an annual visit with one month written notice. I
One missed visit and no more visits.