Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I got a phone call today from my case worker saying that we've had our Civil Ruling!!!!!!! This is just 12 business days after our Court Hearing so I think I am still in total shock! I'm pretty sure this is the first time throughout all of this that I have felt nervous and/or panicked. My head is spinning a thousand miles a minute thinking of ALL that we still need to do before we get THE CALL...the one that tells us Brady is finally ours!! One of my fellow blogettes said that there has to be at least 10 days between the civil and final ruling, so that means we could get the call as soon as September 5th!! It's funny because this whole time we've been waiting and waiting and now that the wait is almost over I'm FREAKING OUT!!! I just feel like there is so much to do and I don't know where to start. And at the same time it could still be weeks or months until we get that call, but those of you who know me well know that I like to have my ducks in row, so I think that's why I'm panicking. I guess I'm going to start by making a list of all the things we have to do and want to do and go from there. Not to mention that we are supposed to go on a cruise September 9th, so there's a chance we won't be going on that, which is fine considering the circumstances but it's just one more thing to be spinning around my head!!! I think it's time for another glass of wine!! : )

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I just LOVE these pictures of Brady...he's showing SO much personality!!! I want to fly over and scoop him up right now!!! I also got a cute video clip of him so if I can get that posted I will. For now, enjoy these pictures.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


I emailed my caseworker to get some more information on what happens at the court hearing and the rulings and this is what I found out:

The court hearing that was just on August 6th was for the judge to obtain more information so he could make his decision. The fact that we have heard nothing is actually good news. That basically means that the judge didn't want or need any more information!!!

The civil ruling (which is next)..once we receive this, that means the judge signed the statement about his decision to finalize the adoption and this statement gets forwarded to all parties involved.

Then after the specified waiting time (I have NO IDEA how long this is) the final decree is forwarded to everybody involved. It's about 2-4 weeks after this that we'll be picking up Brady.

I also checked out the database of my "fellow blogettes"(on my Yahoo Group) to see about how long others have waited from the time of their court hearing to picking up their child and that varies greatly. It was anywhere between 7 and 18 weeks, which would put us at September 24th to December 10th!! We're obviously hoping that we'll be on the short end of the wait!!! For whatever reason, I have a good feeling that we'll be going to Taiwan in October, so let's hope I'm right!!!! : )

With any luck I'll be posting some new pictures this week, so stay tuned!