Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hip, Hip, Hooray!... They've Known For How Long???

The best voice mail message I've ever received - "Hello, I'm just calling to let you know we found out today that B's appeal has been dismissed." !!! Done !!! As in, parental rights are no more, as in I can officially adopt him, as in we can start calling him by his soon-to-be-new name, as in YAYYYYYYYY!!!

After then speaking to his newest caseworker, she tells me that they happened to find this out yesterday in court for another case. The judge was asked about B's case and he said, "Oh, yes, we've had that decision done since February." FEBRUARY!? Are you KIDDING??? Two and a half months ago this decision was made: February 24, 2006. Which means that had we found out then we could have finished the subsidy paperwork, sent it in, waited the 4-6 weeks it usually takes and be getting it back by now. I would have been able to submit it this week to get an adoption date!!! And now, now it will most likely be mid to late July or early August that we get it back from the state!!! AHHHHHH!!!

But, the silver lining, I DO know that it is finished, I DO know that he is MINE! :)


Tamara said...

Praise the Lord! He is YOUR SON! I am so happy for you (even if the news took WAY too long in coming). What a wonderful, wonderful phone call.

Julie said...

THAT IS THE GREATEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME!!!!!!! YIPPEE!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! NOW- Just one more! that is so great- I hope you take he and Jakayla out for ice cream tonight!!!!

Nicole said...

Congrats! Can't wait to hear about the adoption day news! :-)

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