Here we are now with a little girl about to turn 8 months old in a few weeks. And we are still not finished with her adoption! Our last step is the finalization, which is a court hearing where a judge gives his blessing, signs off on the paperwork, and makes the adoption final. We were supposed to be in court in California around the beginning of November. It took 3 weeks for our attorney to get us the paperwork we needed to send to court. Throw in the Thanksgiving holiday, and now we're in December. We mailed our forms in; now we need to wait until they come back to see when our hearing will be. I spoke to our counselor at the IAC and he said that since California is on a budget crunch and only has family court three days a week, the chances of us getting a court date before the end of 2009 are pretty slim. We'll still get to claim a bunch of adoption expenses on our taxes, but we won't get the full adoption credit until we file our 2010 returns. Ugh. Luckily we're independently wealthy and don't care. We'll have a good laugh about it with Oprah and Bill Gates at our next Billionaire Bowling Club.
For today I'm home with a stuffy and coughy little girl. I hate hearing her breathe like that over the baby monitor...I hope she gets better soon. So far no fever, so that's good. We started decorating for Christmas this weekend and we will get our tree this week so maybe that will help cheer her up. Just like her dads, she likes twinkling lights!
No longer a thirtysomething!
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