Thursday, March 12, 2009
Court hearing for "John Doe"- *UPDATED*
Later this morning I'll be heading to court. There's a public hearing for Boo's birth father or "John Doe".
Boo's father hasn't been in the picture since before she was born. Her birth mother named him on her birth certificate but it hasn't been possible to verify anything.
This morning the named father or "John Doe" will have the opportunity to have his day in court. My understanding is that this is the state's way of publicly notifying him that if he does not step forward, his rights will be severed. I'm not sure, but they may also be posting a public notice in the newspaper.
No one expects anything to happen at this court hearing. I've been told by CPS that it'll take a few mere minutes because it's highly unlikely that anyone will show up. I've even been told that I don't need to attend. I'm allowed to attend, but I don't need to.
Still, I will be there, just as I have for every other court hearing in Boo's case. If someone shows up, I want to be there when it happens. If no one does, then I will consider it time well spent to ease my mind.
I'll stop back later today and provide an update.
The birth father rights were severed today in court!!!! That hurdle is out of the way. No more worrying about "what if" her bio father appears out of nowhere after 2 years of silence! It's done, finished for him.