February 01, 2006

It's Over

The birth father was served with papers this week notifying him of the adoption plan and his rights. Today, his attorney called our attorney. He's definitely going to fight it, and he's in a position to do so, so there is no point to us continuing to pursue it.

So far, we've spent about $20,000 trying to adopt and still have no baby to show for it. Not that this process is all about money, because it's absolutely not. But financially, we can't keep doing this forever. We're feeling very, very discouraged right now.

Please keep the birth mom in your thoughts and prayers. She didn't want this to happen. She's going to have to figure out a way to parent, and she's in a very difficult situation right now. This is painful and devastating to us right now, but it's even more so to her. Our hearts go out to her.

8 comments:

Alexa said...

I am so terribly sorry, Rebecca. I don't really know what else to say--I can't imagine how hard this must be. You are in my thoughts.

fisher queen said...

I am so sorry. This is just a terrible situation. I'll be thinking of you.

Nico said...

This all seems to unfair, to everyone involved. I'm so sorry that you are going through this *again*.

Liz said...

I'm so sorry for all that you are going through. Thinking of you.

Larisa said...

I am so, so sorry. I cannot begin to imagine what you, your husband, and the birth mother must be experiencing right now.

sube said...

I just found your blog. My heart is breaking for you. You are in my thoughts.

Sarah said...

I'm really sorry about the turn of events. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Thalia said...

I'm so sorry, this just must be so unbelievably sad and disappointing for you.