H’s final court date. Her case will be transferred to the adoption unit soon and we’ll get to move forward in adopting both A and H together! I spoke with our adoption attorney today as well as our AFS, and CPS came out for their monthly visit. It was a busy day- but we’re so anxious to get an adoption date on the docket and finally have our forever family!
I have no idea when it will happen but I do know that it won’t be before the end of May due to the 90 days that relatives still have to come forward. Maybe June? And then we are throwing a PAR-TAY!
It’s so hard to believe that at this time last year, A hadn’t even been placed in our home yet. What a difference a year makes!
As we begin filling out paperwork for the adoption, we have to decide now whether we’re changing their names and what their new names will be. For A, we’ve decided to only change his middle name and we thought we’d do the same for H, but recently I’ve felt like this might be my only chance to name a child. Since H is still so young, a name change wouldn’t affect her. The reason we were thinking to keep her first name is so we can keep that connection to her birth mom so when (not if, but when) she goes through that period in life where she hates us for adopting her, she might find comfort in knowing she had the name her mother gave her. Does that even make sense? What are your thoughts? We need advice! And if you have a name suggestion, feel free to throw that out too!