Thursday, December 27, 2012

We woke up really early this morning and left the house at 7:30. We arrived at the court house at 8:30 for our 9:30 appointment time.  One hour went by, then almost two.  The first case was heard around 11am (there were 4 families).  The first case did not go well with the background investigations.  This seemed to set the tone for the rest of us.  We were the last case from our group.  We heard from the other families that the judge asked them to provide more information for each of their cases. So we were mentally prepared that he would do the same for us.  We went in at 12:54.  Our attorney presented Deacon's family information as well as his history.  The judge did not feel that due diligence had been done in this case and requested that more information be provided.  We were done at 1:27 feeling defeated.  The upside to this is that we were given a date to come back and we would receive our ruling, October 16.  Two weeks away.  The background information will hopefully be done by Monday according to our adoption worker. We are hoping that this will not effect our return date.

Deacon is doing great and was a champ during everything today! He waited patiently (or as patiently as a 4 year old can wait).  He said many more words today.  He rode in his own seat in the car (he has been a lap rider which is hot for his parents!).  

waiting for court to start

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