Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Adoption Update

I was kind of hoping that by now I wouldn't have to give adoption updates!  But here we are.

The bad news is that we are still waiting for the finalization.

The good news is that we are NOT waiting for a birth mom to pick our profile.

We are NOT waiting for a baby to be born in another state.

We are NOT waiting to meet our brand new baby girl.

We are NOT waiting to see if that baby girl will really come home with us.

We are NOT waiting for a trial to see if our baby can stay with us.

We are NOT waiting to hear what the judge will say about our case.

We ARE waiting for that decision to be put into the official Court Journal.

At the moment, the lawyers are wrangling over the wording in that decision.  From our perspective, the opposing lawyer is putting up road blocks just to be obnoxious.  He probably has some sort of justification in his own head, but the fact is that he lost the case and should move on.

Not that I'm biased in saying this.

Once the decision is put into the court journal, we begin the 30 day wait to see if the birth father will appeal the judge's decision.  

If he does, the process will continue to drag out indefinitely.  Even if he does, though, we are as certain as we can be that no judge would overturn the original decision.  This would only delay the inevitable and cost us a whole lot more money.

That is as we understand things now.  Our understanding of this whole process has been sketchy at best, at least until after the fact.  We thought that after the trial we would finalize, maybe even that day.  How wrong we were!  We certainly are learning to live by faith and not by sight or human knowledge!  

So, here we are again, asking for prayer.  Please pray that the decision would be entered soon, that the birth father would rest his case, and that we could finalize our adoption.  This calendar year would be ideal.  

Sweet Miss E's birthday is coming up and it would be so wonderful to celebrate with no cloud over our heads.

Whatever happens, though, we are so thankful to have Miss E. in our family.  She is a blessing to us.


  1. events that make us stronger- praying for a speedy conclusion

  2. I know that there are many people who have experienced, are experiencing or will experience what you are going through with this process. You will be so able to comfort them with the comfort you have and are receiving from the lord. Miss E is so blessed to be in your family.