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I just got back from filing my soon-to-be-adopted daughter's adoption petition at the courthouse. Since we are asking the state to waive the 90 day waiting period, I should receive the finalization phone call next month. Which will also be the three year anniversary of her being placed in my home as a foster child.
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Wow! How wonderful!!
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Woohoo!! Congrats (almost)!

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Yay! Not that you had any doubts, just nice that it is formalized.

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Awesome news!
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Thanks. I'm pretty excited. The kids won't know the difference but we'll finally all have the same last name.

I ran into my licensing social worker while I was at DSS getting everything notarized. He asked if I wanted him to close out my license. I told him no, that he could call me if he needed to place a baby. I can't imagine having another child in the house but I'm really getting the urge. So, we'll see what happens.
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So happy for you!!!

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I hope this last phase goes smoothly!

 
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Yay! Not that you had any doubts, just nice that it is formalized.




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I told him no, that he could call me if he needed to place a baby. I can't imagine having another child in the house but I'm really getting the urge. So, we'll see what happens.
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Heather, I'm really torn. It's nice having two big kids and being able to just go places and not have to worry about bringing a thing. And they play so nicely together a lot of the time (well, when they aren't creating havoc.) But Danger Mouse is such a big girl now. In her first six weeks of her new preschool, she has started writing most of her name, knows most colors and many shapes, can recognize a bunch of letters and numbers, etc. She's 3 3/4 now and although she's still a peanut, she's gone through such a "whoosh" developmentally it's crazy. I'm not complaining, especially with her birth mother's stuff. It's wonderful. But for the first time ever, I'm really wanting to have a baby in the house.

I just got a letter that my licensing worker is moving to the CPS treatment unit so it will likely be a while until I'd get a call, anyway. I've got to think this one through...a lot.
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Congrats, Polliwog! I know this has been a long process for you...

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She have been with us for three years at Thanksgiving. She'll be four in February. Goodness, time really does fly.
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I ran into my licensing social worker while I was at DSS getting everything notarized. He asked if I wanted him to close out my license. I told him no, that he could call me if he needed to place a baby. I can't imagine having another child in the house but I'm really getting the urge. So, we'll see what happens.
Aww!! I am so happy for you!! All of this is such good news!!

 

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That licensing social worker is moving to the CPS therapeutic unit so I'll get another new one. I'm happy for him but still...
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