Little Man was one month old on Thursday. Since it was also his daddy’s birthday, I focused on Keith that day!
He is 9 lbs 14 oz and 22 3/4″ long – he’s grown quite a bit!
His growing so fast makes me a little sad 😦 – I want him to stay little 🙂
Okay….an answer to a question:
Q: Will I keep the name Barren Woman now that God has blessed us with a son?
A: Yes. Technically, I am still barren. My womb is still broken. But I am okay with that. I realize that God wants us to grow our family through adoption. I do think God closed my womb (which isn’t a popular opinion, but I’m pretty sure it’s what God had in store for me). And yes, God has blessed us with a son, but it’s still a true statement to say that I’m barren.
Adoption in the state I live in is apparently much different than it is in other states that I read about in blogland. We adopted through a social work agency and lawyer group. The social work agency did all of our background checks, homestudy, visitation, counseling, education, etc. The lawyer group matched us with a birthmother and handles all of the legal stuff.
So here’s how it works for us:
S gave birth on January 11.
The lawyer visited on January 12 and S signed her TPR.
That afternoon, a judge called S and she vocally relinquished her parental rights.
On February 10 the birthfather’s rights expired. He never appeared on the scene.
We go to court sometime in March to finalize.
Apparently our state is a very adoptive-parent friendly state. I guess we’re blessed in that!!
Hope everyone has a great Saturday!