Thursday, June 2, 2011

Holding My Breath

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.

18 comments:

  1. It's exciting that everything is so close to being finalized. Congrats!

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  2. Wow - how exciting! You're going to rock that judge inspection, and then forever family - I'm teary just thinking about it!

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  3. Ooh, how exciting! So much work, but I am happy for you.

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  4. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

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  5. That's so exciting! Waiting for finalization was brutal, but that day in court was unmatched joy. My stomach still drops when I think about it.

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  6. Wooo! Amazing to finally be hitting the home stretch. We'll be holding our breath for you too!

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  7. You have been to hell and back for this... and in that moment when the judge makes it so, EVERYTHING will feel worth it. I promise! I hope your judge is as great as ours was. :)

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  8. Just know that you are headed towards one of the best moments of your life. We both lost it. The druggies waiting to stand trial lost it. It was wonderful.

    Onward!

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  9. Early congratulations. Looking forward to learning that inspection went well and that you've gone before the judge. THEN you can exhale :)

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  10. How exciting! You're almost there! I can't wait until we our finalized as well. I also wanted to thank you again for your post on making baby food--it has helped so much!

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  11. So excited for y'all!!! I cannot wait to read that it is all done <3

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  12. Oh Lisa... this is really awesome. I am so, so, SO excited for you - for your whole family!

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  13. Wow! The home stretch! Congratulations!!

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  14. It is the best day ever! I'm holding my breath with you. It'll be here before you know it, and what a wonderful, perfect, precious day it is.

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  15. Whoa! it took us 9 months as well but no visits at all from any social workers. Not sure why the best parents go through such a rigamarole. We never had a court date because all consents were signed. We just received a document in the mail. In a lot of ways, the court date will be a nice maker of your "officialness" as a family!

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