Sunday, July 25, 2010


I know it's been too long since I've posted.  I guess my reluctance to write a new post has much to do with that I feel we're at a standstill.  There's not much new to share. I'm still totally in love with my son.  He's still the most amazing little boy I've ever met.  And. . .we're still waiting for a finalization date.  So far the timeline has moved from finalizing in June, to finalizing in July, to possibly finalizing in August, to likely finalizing in September. 

What's the hold up you ask?  Sadly, the hold up is the choice of L's adoption worker (yes, the one we love/loved?).  She's been holding off on submitting L's paperwork until the family of his older brother, P, gets a court date.  Which DH and I were fine with because P has been with them for going on three years and they went through a lot more ups and downs than we did. That is we were fine with it until just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong with P's case.  Paperwork was lost.  Lawyers were reassigned.  Some steps took many, many times longer than they should have.  Their paperwork was submitted in March and they still don't have a date.  Despite that the process has taken months longer for P's family than it should have, L's adoption worker is convinced it will only be a matter of weeks after the process is started for L until we hear about a court date. However, after much pleading and a tiny bit of harassment on our part, she has finally decided to begin the process for L.  

So now we wait.  Some more.  Again.  Still. 


Anonymous said...

It's good to hear from you! I'm sorry things are still at a standstill. Hopefully you'll get a date soon!

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry you're still waiting for the date. It's so hard. I hope that they get everything together and that you get a date very very soon.

I've been thinking about you!

Babs said...

There must be something in the air. I haven't really posted since May until today! I hope things speed up for you so you can get things finalized. Hope all is well! Babs.

Wanna Bee said...

Oh I hope this all moves along for you - quicker than expected. We are waiting for a child. I have not allowed myself to think too much about the process of finalizing an adoption, but I expect we will be very happy to have all the other players out of our lives. Hope you family is well!

Barb said...

blah. :( So happy you're happy though. Man having a son is awesome eh?