Saturday, September 24, 2011

Paternal Rights Terminated

We are one step closer to Lucia's adoption finalization. On Thursday morning, September 22nd, the rights of Lucia's birthfather were terminated.

The only thing standing between us now and finalization of Lucia's adoption is one post-placement visit. That will likely be scheduled for late October.

It won't be long before Lucia shares our last name legally and finds herself a part of our family not only by love, but by law as well.

Beautiful Lucia

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Post-Placement Visit #1 is Behind Us

Our social worker must make two post-placement visits to our home before Lucia's finalization in November or December. One of the visits is now history.

Miss Lucia was in good spirits and entertained our kind social worker, Lynn. Her older siblings kept the noise level high and the parental stress level up. However, Lucia gets a thumbs-up in her new surroundings from Lynn, and that gets three cheers from all of us.

Lucia, formerly Miss Skinny, has now plumped up nicely. She is loooooooong. She will be one tall girl one day. She is already one tall three-month old.

We can't imagine life without Lucia. She's such an amazing and perfect addition to our family. We are all counting down the months to finalization.