Thursday, December 11, 2008

Relinquishment

Yesterday was a big day for us. I took Gus' birth parents to Adoption Connection to sign the relinquishment papers. I thought it would only take a few minutes but it ended up taking over an hour. Apparently there are a lot of papers to sign and they have to do it in triplicate. Before they signed I noticed our conversation was awkward with lots of silences. After they signed off however, everyone was more relaxed and started joking around. I guess the big elephant in the room was finally gone.Thus after two and a half weeks of caring for the little poop machine, he's officially in Limbo! Meaning his birth parents no longer have any rights to him and at the same time he isn't technically our son... Yet. We have to wait 6 months before the adoption is finalized. During that time there will be a couple visits from a social worker to see if we are in fact taking good care of him.

oh, his umbilical cord finally fell off! It's totally disgusting. I mean, it's a beautiful example of nature at its most miraculous.

3 comments:

TeamWinks said...

Congrats on the papers being signed!

akira said...

yay! so glad to hear the update! congrats you guys(all 3 of you)!

Gina Johnson said...

Congrats ! Even though its not finalized he is still technically your son... Unless of course you are selling him into a child labor farm - then its a whole other story !

Congrats again !!!!! :)

gina.