Thursday, November 5, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

We have more good news to celebrate. Tuesday morning, Dylan’s birth mother V. called us personally to let us know she was meeting with our adoption counselor and signing the papers to terminate her parental rights. She knew this was an important step and that it would bring us some comfort to know.

In fact, we danced around the front porch. Though Dylan has felt like our son since before he was born, it was a huge relief to cross this hurdle.

Since we have also received the necessary clearance from three different Cherokee tribes, we can now begin the legal process to officially adopt him, which should take between six and nine months. Technically, we are currently his guardians for the time being.

We’ve now sent an “official” birth announcement email to our extended family, friends, and colleagues. And TWO different "Welcome Baby Bashes" are being planned! We are so grateful to let everyone know about our darling Dylan, and it fills our hearts with joy that he’s been so warmly welcomed.


Leigh said...

Congratulations!! He's a little Cherokee? How cool!

Lisa said...

Yea! This is great news. How sweet of her to let you know personally. Birth mothers are amazing in their compassion and concern for us it often floors me.
Congratulations. This is wonderful!
Lisa T.

Jennifer said...

What a lovely and very tiny little person!

Wishing all you much joy.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful updates to come home to!!! (I'll be emailing you too :))

Lou said...

Dylan is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen! Seriously, he's just perfect! I love reading your updates.