Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Socially Acceptable


Hanging in my crib...

Another milestone in the journey that is adoption passed today.  Our last visit from the Social Worker.  Gregg, Sabrina, and I are so happy that's over!  Sabrina babbled, laughed, and smiled the whole time and just exuded her normal happy babyness.  This may have been the shortest visit yet.  I'm ticked at myself for forgetting to get a picture of us with Windsor to add to Sabrina's book showing her one of the kindest people we've met in this process.  She told us her monthy reports get bundled into a package with a "Yes, let them adopt" or "Them adopt?  Are you nuts?" stamped across the top.  In our case, she said she's going to write a personal recommendation that the court approve this placement.  Awesome!  The Boys have been so patient with all of this that I had to take them to the dog park to celebrate.

We can do without these visits for another reason, the $330 a pop they're costing us.  All we have left now are the court costs which will run about $650 plus the cost of a trip back to L.A. county and we're done.  I'll have to say, these last months have been a tough haul financially.  With the housing prices dumping, our bank had closed our line of credit that we planned on using throughout the process back in March so we've had to come up with each months payments without that safety.  It's been tight, but so worth it.  Sabrina is our dream, and we couldn't imagine things without her!  So we'll get through the court stuff and finalize this thing in a month or so, and then it's official!

10 comments:

Kathryn said...

Congrats on the last home visit! That's awesome!

jaysinwantsu03 said...

Yay the last home visit... How many did you have again??

C.I.W. said...

That must be an amazing feeling!!! CONGRATS!!!

BTW, cutest picture ever.

2momswithaplan said...

That picture has me cracking up! She is just so cute... I love her facial expression!

I'm very happy for you two that the adoption process is coming to an end! Congratulations!

Lucy said...

Love this picture! It's cute, but with attitude. Like she's thinking "Yeah, I'm cute. Wanna make something of it?" :)

AJ's mommy said...

Awesome news!!!! So glad to hear this. Would the lady come back possibly for a picture? I hate when I forget to do stuff like that :)

Wendy said...

What an AWESOME pic!!
And congrats on the finalization of everything. It must be wonderful sense of freedom.

mommy3 said...

I'll never ever forget the last of the visits -- ya hoo for you three!

Stacey said...

congrats on everything. she is adorable. i'm a new blog reader...my friend recommended your blog to me since i love reading blogs and many that i read don't seem to be updating any longer. we have a blog too--email me if you're interested as it's private. stacey_bourgeois at hotmail dot com. it's a blog about us (2 moms + 2 kids in the toronto area)

Tim and Louie said...

Sabrina looks really sassy!

- Louie and Tim