We have some of the most wonderful friends and family in the world. The heartfelt emails, the phone calls, the blog comments……it really is touching. Michelle and I are managing. Both of us had a rough day today. There was a lot of sleeping, some mindless yard work, and way too much mindless TV watching. The good news is that this situation has not taken a toll on our relationship. We aren’t ready to bounce back and pick up another child tomorrow, but I’m just as confident that we will be fine at some point.
We asked the adoption agency exactly how is it that something like this could happen? The answers we received were not exactly confidence building. Our social worker indicated this is the first time in 17 years she has seen a birth father come in at the last minute and assert his rights. I hope that is true. Rest assured, the next time we are contacted and the words, “the birth father hasn’t signed yet” are uttered, we will both be putting on the brakes at that point, not simply trusting that it will happen down the line.
I still really miss having that litttle guy falling asleep on my chest.
Thanks for caring.