I haven't posted in a while.
I think maybe it's because we are so close to finalizing our adoption that I am just holding my breath.
The steps to finalization have felt endless.
We got fingerprinted. Again. I swear we get fingerprinted more often than most criminals. This time it was done electronically for the court.
(Weird side note: The person doing mine said she can tell I work with my hands because my fingerprints are worn. So weird.)
We had both state and federal background checks done again.
We filled out more paperwork. And then some more. Oh, yeah, and then some more.
Multiple calls, faxes, and e-mails to our agency and our lawyer.
FINALLY, our case has been submitted to court.
Everything is all done....except for one last step. In our county the judge sends his own inspector out to your house.
We've had a social worker here eight times so far. Five times before Jay was born and then another three times after he was here.
Now we have an inspector coming. Our very last step before finalization.
All we need is for him to come ask us questions and look around. Pretty much the same stuff our social worker did multiple times.
THEN WE ARE DONE!
It makes me teary just thinking about going in front of a judge and finally being declared forever a family.