Excited to see a post title like that? I wish, more than most people could possibly know, that I was the bearer of better news than this.
This morning I learned that the birth father has, indeed, filed an objection to the adoption. So a court hearing is a certainty at this point, and the lawyer for our agency will try to get an idea of when the hearing might be scheduled, but it could take weeks, or even months to come up on the calendar.
I'm awash with a steady torrent of emotion, trying to come to terms with another indefinite period of waiting and uncertainty; trying to maintain my hope and faith that God has a plan and all we have to do is go along with it with as much grace as we can accept; trying to not feel irritated as everyone around me asks excitedly, "Have you heard anything yet?!" Salt in the wound, really, but it's not their fault.
It's no one's fault. That's the hardest part.
To all parents with babes-in-arms (or wombs): give them a kiss for me, and ask them to say a prayer for all children who need a forever-home. And for the frazzled hopeful-parents at the other end.
and we continue, on the way...