Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our Day in Court

Well, things didn't go quite as planned yesterday. After 6 months, the birth mother showed up in court with the supposed birth father. The case worker hadn't met her before (they looked for the mom but she made herself disappear that last half a year) and was surprised to see her there. It changed the plans, having her there. Jenny (our case worker) doesn't think it will change the eventual outcome, that we will adopt Khloie, but that it will make it a longer, more drawn out case. Awesome. The State has already set in motion their plan and recomendation to terminate the birth mom's rights and have us adopt Khloie and is still going forward with that plan. If the mom and her recently appointed public attorney want to state their case, they can do that. We have a pre-trial September 30th in the afternoon when the State will make their recommendations and if it is contested by the mom, we will set a trial date for both sides to present their case. I'm not sure what her's will be to be honest, but nonetheless, she can do it. She would have had a way better chance to have her daughter back if she would have actually showed up to visits, appointments, and her legal responsibilities in drug court. But she disappeared, so here we are. It's been a hard day... we are holding up though and praying a lot. Thanks for all your concern, love and prayers for our family. We will update after court the 30th...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Man Weekend

Doug is probably one of the happiest guys on the planet today... he takes off after work with a couple of buddies to go to the BYU - Air force game in Colorado and hang out for a few days. One of his friends will be there for work, so they are staying in his hotel room and another friend got the tickets. He hasn't ever gotten to leave for 4 days just for fun with friends, heck, we've never even done that as a couple! So, this is his early birthday present and he is very excited. He lives for BYU football, so I really hope it's a good game. That will make his year! Go Cougars!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just a little longer...

Our beautiful girl is a little closer to being ours forever. We have a court date set for September 15th! The judge will terminate birth parent rights and set an adoption date at this hearing. We are looking at the end of December to finalize, if the courts agree... sometime around Christmas.We couldn't be happier!
Everyone who meets Khloie loves her:) She is a rollie pollie bug, going all over the place. She is starting the beginning phases of crawling and is trying to get up on her knees. She always has smiles and is so happy. She is wearing 12 month clothes and is growing every day. Her hair is getting lighter and she is a beautiful ray of sunshine in our lives. Ellie is a fantastic big sister and helps take good care of her baby sister. We couldn't be happier!
9 more days to go...