Monday, April 12, 2010
Relinquishment paperwork has been signed!
My hands are shaking as I type this and there are tears welling in my eyes. We got word just now that Boo's bio mom has voluntarily relinquished her parental rights so that we can adopt Boo. Our prayers these past 2 years have finally been answered! Thank you so much to all of you who have stood by us during these difficult times! We are so blessed!

More later. I need to go have a good cry now.

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12:26 PM

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Sally said...

awesome! awesome! awesome!! God is so good!

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Kathryn said...

Oh! What a relief it must be! Congrats!!!

(you can let out that breath now...;-)

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Magi said...


At 5:22 PM, Blogger Leah W said...

Praise the Lord! When you didn't blog for so long I feared the worst, when you posted after all that time I was thrilled to hear she was still with you. Now, to hear you get to adopt her...well, coming from a foster mom in a situation similar, this is a dream come true!

So, glad to hear your tears are TEARS OF JOY!

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

So happy for you and for her!

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Erin said...

WOOOO HOOOO! What awesome news :)

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Darla said...

I'm so happy for your family.. I remember the day my boy's bio mom signed off .... I cried too!!! Congratulations & can't wait for the adoption to be finalized!!!

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

Indescribable! Hallelujah!!!!! You are now truly her mommy and daddy. Soon, no one can ever deny you that :)

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Trisha said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your family.

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Carey said...

I am so happy for you. Its all in Gods timing!

At 8:00 AM, Blogger Monique in TX said...

Oh, I have been praying and hoping so hard for you! I'm SO happy! Rejoicing for you and your whole family. Be sure to archive your blog for yourself. Someday, Boo may have questions, and it will help to read how HARD you fought to keep her and how HARD it was for her birth mom to give her up. This little girl will know she was *loved.*

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Michelle B. said...

I have feared the worse all this time since it had been months since you posted. I have been behind in reading blogs and went reading them today. I am so happy to hear all the updates. I am so glad that the paperwork has been signed. Can't wait to hear about the adoption going though and being finalized. I rejoice with you at this time.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Kerry said...

that is amazing news!

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Kristen said...

So happy to hear this news. As a fellow adoptive mom, I have been hoping good things for you.

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

That's awesome news! You must be feeling conflicting emotions right now, but mainly JOY!!! :)

At 1:29 PM, Blogger on the Rock said...

This is the best news! So happy and excited for your family! God Bless:)

At 6:50 PM, Blogger lightshines said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for all of you. I have been reading and praying.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Dawnelle said...

Again- SO glad/relieved to hear this news! So happy for your family!

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Mama 2 Ladybug said...

That is so wonderful! We are getting close to finalizing our adoption, and similar to your situation, the bio mom relinquished her rights after about 15 months. We now are fostering her little sister...and so starts the whole thing over again. We are praying for another miracle! I'm very happy for you and your family!!!

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Oh, happy, happy, day! Big Congratulations!!!

At 12:56 AM, Blogger boysmum2 said...

Now the goose bumps have gone, I can write. Congrats to you and your family

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Jacquie said...

A little behind on the times here, just wanted to say Yay!!!

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Kathleen said...

Praise God, Praise God, Praise God!
I have been keeping you in my prayers and have thought of you so often. I wasn't sure if you were coming back to your blog or not. I have tears in my eyes as I read your past several posts ... I feel your sadness about Boo's Mom and your joy in being able to adopt your precious angel. Hugs :)

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous superpaige said...

That is the most wonderful news!!! You've been through SO much! I'm so pleased for you!
We have been considering starting the process to be foster parents.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Kathleen said...

How are you doing? What have you been up too? I pray things are going well for you and your precious family.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just stopped over from Lisa's blog - and what a blessing! I know the pain of experiencing infertility before God finally answered our prayers (4 years), but I cannot fathom the journey of loving a child so intensely with the risk they might be taken away! You are such a courageous woman! Congratulations on your answered prayers! Blessed Assurance!I don't know you, but I think I could cry for joy with you:)


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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 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!

No paperwork signed yet.
A Time To Mourn
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Snow Day
Severance ruling overturned for Boo's case.
Baby Bug's 2nd birthday
I'm home from surgery!
Going into surgery tomorrow morning.
Slowly moving forward with Boo's adoption.
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