Finalization has been set for November. Of course it's in National Adoption Month. I genuinelly think that's why the delay.
We invited the babys birth sister and her new family to come. They've discussed it with her therapist and decided that that would be good for everybody.
so, YAY, the baby sis is coming.
I know this is going to be so great for our baby, she really misses her sis. It's also going to be great for her sister because she's been struggling horribly lately. Partially missing her sister, partially her normal struggles, but in August she moved into her new home and she said prior to that she doesn't want to be adopted, that she can't count on anybody to keep her, so why bother.
Really heartbreaking. Her new family is trying super hard to get her secure. We're hoping that when she comes to finalization and sees that over a year after we met C, that she's still happy, healthier than ever and see's the excitement with the adoption, that S will relax a little and let herself enjoy her new family. (they have not signed any adoption papers and will not until S is ready, they are currently her foster family)
We applied for the 2 of them initially, even though we also initially said we only wanted 1 child. The little one decided she'd rather they be separated. I suspect it's because she wanted to give our baby a chance and maybe felt one of them was messing up their placements and maybe if they were separated, at least one of them would find their forever home.
So glad our baby WANTED so badly to be adopted into a healthy, happy family with pets. Yep, pets was a requirement.
I'm amazed at how as our relationship with our baby has grown, our compassion for those important to her has also grown. I'm super excited her little monster sister gets to come to finalization.
Hoping it'll be a happy and stress free day for ALL involved.
We've made reservations near the courthouse for our hotel and going to The Melting Pot the night before for dinner, waking up and going to court in our matching shoes for the ceremony. After the ceremony we will be letting the girls play together until lunchtime, have lunch together and then we're off to VA Beach for one night. C has never been to VA Beach and she loved our beach trip to OBX this summer. Since VA Beach is only a couple hours away from court, we thought we'd just celebrate all day at the beach, have a nice dinner at the beach and come back home the next morning.
I'm so super excited. Have I said that lately?