Kevin and I have been anxiously waiting for about the last 2 1/2 weeks for the birthfather of our baby to be located and waive his rights. Of course, he didn't have to...that was the big worry. We had a series of hoops and hurdles to consider as responses to each possible outcome. What if he refuses to sign? What if they can't find him? Court? Fathers' Registry? So, those of you who know how much I worry and how little Kevin worries...trust me...we've both worried! People are always so impressed by how calm we seem about the whole thing. I try to keep a positive front and faithfully trust in God's will, but usually, I am shaking inside!
Well, today, the birthfather signed away his rights. It's hard for me to hold back the tears as I type this entry. This was an amazing relief to us. He said he wanted to do whatever our birthmother needed for him to do. The man who served him with the papers was very complimentary of his personality. He said he was very nice, calm, welcoming...friendly. It was a relief for me to hear that he didn't say anything negative or attacking of our birthmother. I already know how calm and peaceful or birthmother is...I'm glad to hear that the father was understanding.
Our birthmother to her caseworker that she is still resolved to go through with the adoption. She said that she feels a close bond with me especially. Our agency was also very complimentary of how protective and considerate we are of our birthmother. This was nice to hear.
Jack's father has two little boys and his mother has one little boy. I wonder if they'll ever meet. You know, I don't even know how I feel about it. I think about it, but I don't worry about it. I trust it will all work out fine. We'll teach him he's adopted and answer his questions as best we can, one question at a time. I can tell you one thing for sure...this little boy is going to win the lottery to have Kevin for a father. I can't wait to see the two of them hanging out together.
We are down to 48 days or less until the birth....