RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

Disapinting morning

This morning we had a 10:00 court date for Derrick's adoption. We got there in plenty of time, with a nervous kid and a pair of grandparents.

However, things did not go as we had hoped. The Judge decided, to the surprise if not shock of our lawyer, that we had missed a bunch of procedural steps. Specifically he wants the statements from the biological parents taken by the probation department rather than just by a notary public. Then he wanted to serve Derrick, even though he was standing there in the court with his legal guardians. Finally he wanted the probation department to do a criminal background check on us. He was going to give us a date in 60 days, but pulled back to July 28 since we were leaving on July 31 for California.

One additional disappointment is that this will now become final while I am technically unemployed so I won't be able to take advantage of adoption assistance from either employer. (Although, I was half expecting that Motorola would not get the reimbursement through until after I had left their employ, and would not pay anyway)


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