Saturday, January 24, 2009
Termination Trial date set!
Boo attempting to stand on her head.
Earlier this week, there was another court hearing for Boo's case. The judge set dates for the termination trial, now scheduled for 1 full day and 2 half days in mid-March! He doesn't suspect it'll take all 3 days but he scheduled them just the same. Finally, we have a date set that will give us the answer we've been looking for for nearly a year now!
So, what this means is that all parties (Boo's bio mom's lawyer, Boo's lawyer, and the state Assistant Attorney General) will be allowed to call witnesses and present evidence to support their case as to whether or not the rights of the bio parents' rights should be permanently severed. If the judge rules for severance, then Boo's bio mom would have 30 days to appeal that ruling. If she does that, which we suspect she will, then we'll have to wait a minimum of 8 months for the appellate courts to review the case and make a final ruling. If that final ruling is still severance, then we will be allowed to petition to adopt Boo!
Oronzo and I are cautiously optimistic that we will get to eventually adopt this precious little girl who has turned our world upside down! If so, we're really hoping to be able to finalize an adoption before the end of this year.
Of course, your prayers would be very much appreciated!