Tuesday, July 07, 2009
A bit of progress on Boo's case.
We got a wee bit of good news about Boo’s case today! The CPS worker confirmed that Boo’s case file has officially been transferred from CPS to the adoption agency that is contracted to do all the adoptions for our state.

So, we got the severance ruling in March and it’s taken nearly 4 months for her case to be transferred to the adoption agency! It shouldn’t have taken this long, but apparently Boo has been in the system these past 24 months without CPS having a certified copy of her birth certificate or a copy of her social security card and the adoption agency wouldn’t accept her file without these documents in it. 

It took the CPS worker 4 months to get her hands on them, in large part because she had to send away for them in another state and because Boo’s legal name is so convoluted that it was listed one way on her birth certificate, another way on her social security card, and CPS had a third version of her full name given to them. How strange is that?!

Still no news on the appeals process. To our knowledge, Boo’s case has not gotten in front of the higher court of appeals for the final ruling. We have no idea when this will happen. We’re praying that it will happen soon so that we can finalize her adoption before the end of this year!

In our hearts and minds (and in those of our family and close friends), Boo is already a most valued member of our family. We just want the legal documents finalizing this so we can have this cloud of worry of the remote possibility of her being taken away from us removed from over our heads!

I tell you, on the day we finalize her adoption, there will be much rejoicing! I may even post full-on pictures of her and the rest of my little family celebrating that day for you all to see.

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At 8:21 PM, Blogger Dawnelle said...

well, I hope you do post pictures, for sure! Also hoping the process moves quickly for your family and this little girl.

At 4:58 AM, Blogger Carey said...

That is good news..a little at a time is better than none.
Praying this whole process moves forward fast for you all, so you can do all the rejoicing you want!

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I start up my computer, I check in to see if anything has happened in Boo's case. Here's a prayer that things keep moving (quickly!) in the right direction!

Monique in TX

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Momma Moe said...

I'll be praying for the process to move quickly for you all, and for you to remain peaceful in the meantime!

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Erin said...

The red tape is ridiculous but unfortunately a stinky part of the system. Yay for another hurdle crossed though!

She is such a beautiful little girl - I am praying you can finalize quickly! Since she has been with you so long, can they expedite finalization?

At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, we are praying!

Hubs starts his classes next week, and then I will do mine in August. We are keeping our fingers crossed and praying we are licensed by the end of September.

At 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yay! So glad you are one step closer!


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It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

(Part 1)
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(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)
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(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)

Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
PS-MAPP class homework assignment
Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!

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