Still no appeal
We have a few more days to wait until the appeal period ends. CPS is already planning to move our case to adoptions next week. It’s such a weird, in-between place. Do I start telling people? Probably not until the appeal period has passed and until we find out for sure that there won’t be one.
Adoption is a big thing to announce, but with foster care, there’s always that bit of uncertainty. With our twins, I know I didn’t fully relax until the judge signed the form. So many weird things had happened to delay their adoption, and so many times, it seemed like it wouldn’t happen at all.
Plus, it’s difficult to celebrate that someone you dearly love has lost everything, been through horrible trauma, and only ended up with you because there was no other option.
Am I going to celebrate? Absolutely. There will be dancing and balloons and so many pictures because he deserves to have the same story my twins tell everyone, that their adoption day was a freaking big deal because we love them so much.
But all I really want is that signature, that last piece of paperwork.