Baby’s first visit to the lawyer

Our appointment with the lawyer yesterday to complete the second parent adoption paperwork was quick and easy. All forms are signed and we have provided some pictures of us, Curly, and our families for the judge, having been able to get the home visit and reference letters waived. Our lawyer is pretty sure our court date will be in late July or early August, whereupon we will spend some of the day with other gay couples in the same position and celebrate when the judge approves all of our adoptions. We’re looking forward to it!

Curly slept through most of his visit with the lawyer, and then later in the evening, we had a yummy dinner at Outback Steakhouse and he slept through most of that, too. Unfortunately, it’s been a harder week with regards to his night time sleep patterns. Sometimes it’s a 5-hour stretch, but for a couple nights in a row, it’s been back to 2-3. Backsliding is hard, but we have to remind ourselves it won’t be like this for too much longer.

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16 responses to “Baby’s first visit to the lawyer

  1. Yay! Yet another milestone achieved 🙂
    Sounds like your second-mom adoption is going really smoothly–that’s fantastic. I hope Miles gets back to his regular sleep schedule soon! That whale outfit is beyond cute, btw.

  2. Is it bad that I am jealous that you second parent adoption is so easy? I think it it great for you guys and I guess it is my fault for living in the midwest!!

  3. Thank goodness for states with second parent adoption! Sorry the little one is doing two steps forward and one step back on his sleep. I hope he gets the hang of it soon!

    And seriously, that boy has the most amazing eye lashes! You aren’t going to be able to keep the girls away when he gets older.

  4. Great news about the adoption!! Bonus that you can get the home study waived – how did you do that?

  5. THat’s so great that the adoption can be completed so soon!!! Really happy for all of you:)

  6. congrats on the adoption progress! i too am jealous you live in such an awesome state.

    miles is seriously beautiful.

  7. A.- Our lawyer made it seem standard that (as far as their experience is concerned), if the child in question had been living with both Nutella and I from his day of conception, and since Nutella and I have been together for years beforehand and have done all the other legal paperwork to solidify our marriage, that a home study just wouldn’t be required. Our lawyer was confident that the court case is a mere formality and there should be no trouble with the adoption going through. I trust in that since they’ve been doing this sort of thing for a long time.

  8. Woohoo!!! How exciting! I can’t wait for it to be officially official!

    PS – Miles looks ADORABLE in that picture!

  9. reproducinggenius

    How wonderfully exciting! It sounds like things are going to go very smoothly, and I absolutely love that you get to celebrate with other parents. Fabulous!

    Miles is such a gorgeous baby. I’m so glad you’re willing to share him with all of us. xoxo

  10. His eyes look absolutely gorgeous in this picture! What beautiful long lashes!!!

  11. YAY!! the adoption is almost complete! Miles gets cuter everyday!!

  12. Hmmm… sometime we’d like to bend your ear about what having a baby in the district then relocating to your state would be like– think it’d be as smooth a transition to second parent adoption? We’re in VA now, so… we know we need to get the heck out of here!

  13. That baby is just to cute!!

  14. What state do you live in? We are in California and just filed the paperwork for my wife to adopt our twins (which are her bio babies, I carried) I did the paperwork myself becuase I’m very familiar with the legal system but didn’t see anything on waiving the home study portion (which is an additional $700 here).You guys r so lucky!

  15. Very cool about the adoption!! Sounds like it is just about official – and then you can really celebrate! Congrats & great picture 🙂

  16. Yay for moving forward on the adoption! We’re planning to ask about waiving the home study, but were told that its rarely done. I’m so jealous that you were able to do it–I hope everything continues to go smoothly!

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