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That's awesome. Whatever happens your heart is in the right place. We're still one court date away from finalizing our adoption. Worked on it for nearly 2 years and were set to go to court March 17th for the judge to stamp the final papers. Covid hit and shut everything down March 16th including court proceedings and they won't do family court via video conferencing so we wait.
We already have our first hiccup while looking at the possibility of adoption.
The mother, who is a drug addict, decided she wanted to fight for custody and is entering residential rehab.
Earlier this week 2 case workers, from 2 different agencies, assured us that the mother is absent, has no interest in the child will not make her court appearance. Case workers were wrong. Mom wants the child. Attended the court appearance with a lawyer. Had a plan to regain custody. Much as we've bonded with him it just makes sense to favor the natural mother.
We now know that we have custody until the next court date, which is set for Sept 30 of this year. At least we now know some sort of timeline. Up until not we didn't know if we would have him for a couple weeks, couple months or a couple years. While we know for fact that we have him into the fall of this year, we PROBABLY will have him for more like 18 months (give or take 6 months) based on the average time to complete the process of reclaiming custody.