As of today, Clarissa has officially been home for six months! I really can't believe that six months have passed already. The six months BEFORE she came home dragged on forever, but the six months after have flown right by.
The six month mark is an important milestone because it's the amount of time that must pass before she can be legally adopted. So now we can get the legal process finished up and finally, after three looong years, we can say goodbye to adoption paperwork. YAY!
We met with our lawyer today and signed the papers that needed to be signed to get our court date and hopefully the court is assigning us a date this afternoon. She said that she's going to push for the week of May 10th, and that sounds great to me! I should hopefully know the date in the next couple of days.
Our lawyer is super nice and she totally looks like Camryn Manheim, lol. (Doesn't Camryn Manheim play a lawyer on some show?) I had to laugh as we were leaving her office today. She's really friendly and we sat and chatted for a few minutes after we signed the papers. I forget that we're paying her a fortune by the hour, but Shawn did NOT forget and was silently adding up how much our conversation about Clarissa's cute shoes and whether or not I'd ever seen a glow in the dark pacifier was costing us, lol. Whatever, it's adult conversation in my day. Charge me for it, it's still totally worth it. :)
So that's the latest adoption news. May is going to be an exciting month around here!