Well, I finally heard from the caseworker yesterday. Turns out the court hearing was not exactly as we had thought, but we are on our way. J's bio parents didn't show up, so the agency was told they needed to advertise in the paper, etc in order to try to inform them of what is about to happen so they can be involved if they choose. We already know (99% anyway) that they won't appeal, but the proper steps do need to be taken. So - they set a date of April 26 as the next hearing. At this time they will set the date of the first termination hearing.
Although it's a little bit of a setback, the end is still in sight. :0)
2 months ago