Relinquishment Deadline

We were promised a phone call from our social worker once the relinquishment deadline had passed.  The phone call was to confirm that the deadline passed without the birth mother having a change of heart and Baby MPB would always be ours to love and care for.

In the hours before the deadline my anxiety shot through the roof.  Mr. MPB did everything he could to distract me (and himself too).

The deadline came and went.  And we did not get the promised phone call.  Which clearly sent me reeling.

What does this mean? 

Did the birth mom call at the last minute and ask for him back? 

Are the working out the details for us to return baby MPB? 

How will we survive this? 

How will Baby MPB survive this?

These thoughts went on for about 10 minutes.  Until I couldn’t take it any more and I called our social worker myself.

The social worker did not answer, which did not help my anxiety.  If anything, I started worrying even more that she was on the phone working on the details to return Baby MPB.

So, I started texting.  I texted our social worker and our lawyer.  I needed answer, and I needed them NOW!

About 5 minutes later our social worker finally responded with:

 I was just in the washroom and couldn’t get to my phone. 

Baby MPB is all yours, go celebrate!

And so, we did with a celebration of hugs and kisses in our hotel room (and maybe even a glass of wine for mommy and daddy).

And now, the one thing we know, without a doubt, is eventually we will go home as a family of 3!

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90 Comments on “Relinquishment Deadline

  1. THIS is the post I have waiting for!!! Ahhhh!! So excited for the three of you. I hope you’re Canada bound soon!!!! Can’t wait to hear about how you told your families! xoxo

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  2. My goal is to read all of your posts from the last week and catch up, but for now…yay yay yay yay!!!! And yay!!!! Congratulations momma! So happy for you guys!!!

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  3. I have been waiting for this post – your equivalent of our moment when everything became right (i.e. our plane landing in Vienna). Congratulations from the bottom of my heart! If things go for you like they did for us, you are now embarking on the 12 (or so) most romantic months of your life.

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  4. Words cannot describe how happy I am for you. I’m not sure if you got my email (I think I sent it through eventual momma@gmail.com, but I’m not that far from you all things considered and would love to send you guys a care package while you are in the states.

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  5. Best news ever!!! I’m so unbelievably happy for you and Mr MPB and baby MPB too. Hope the rest of this process wraps up quickly and you get to take him home very soon! And to comment in your previous post. No, not all parents know what you’re going through. This is an extraordinary experience and it is definitely not easy but it’s also something you will never forget and what a story to tell your son one day. Congratulations!!

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  6. Best update ever!!!!! He’s ALL YOURS!!! I LOVE that!!! Congrats and I wish I could celebrate with you all! Wonderful!!! Not enough exclamation points for me!!!!!!!! Can you tell I’m happy for you all?!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!! xoxo

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