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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Signed, sealed, (nearly) delivered

It is with immense joy that I share the news I received this evening:

At 2:30 p.m. today, Oliver's birthfather relinquished his parental rights. He also signed, with no alterations, the Open Adoption Agreement we so prayerfully crafted.

We are 50% of the way there.

On July 23rd, Oliver's birthmom will be given a final opportunity to relinquish rights and also sign an Open Adoption Agreement. If, at that time, she chooses to proceed to trial, she will lose the option of having any contact with Oliver post-adoption.

Her case is very, very weak and her lawyer is urging her to spare us all the indignities of a parade of evidence pointing to her inability to parent. I am taking a more spiritual long view of the situation; perhaps this is God's plan. Only He knows. May HIS will--not my impatience--be done!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Halleluia! Wonderful news!

I don't think I've posted before but I am a longtime reader and lurker of your blog- it's one of my favorites.

We're just thrilled for Oliver and your family!

Sarah said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

Luke said...

That is great news! May you rest in God's peace until the other 50% is complete.

~Luke

The White House said...

huge awesome praise!!!! another step in the right direction! praying for your family!

Vicki said...

That is awesome! Praying!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

How exciting! May you feel peace while you wait....

Deanna said...

Yeah!! Exciting news!
;-)

Anonymous said...

Praise God! What wonderful news!!
I'll keep praying for that final step.
Amanda

Overwhelmed! said...

What encouraging news! Keep us posted on how things go with Oliver's birth mother!