Wednesday, January 18, 2006


The very important date in court went perfectly. We were granted a home study waiver, which probably saved us $1500 and the humiliation of having a social worker visit our house several times to determine if we're 'fit parents'. Once the judge and my attorney swap calendars, a finalization date will decided upon, and I'll dance around in my underwear.

There are excellent resources all over the web:
GLAD's piece on co-parent adoption in Massachusetts *warning: it's a PDF*
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's U.S. map of adoption law *PDF*
The Human Rights Campaign's bit
National Coalition for Lesbian Rights

Tuesday was an excellent day all around. Late in the evening I got a call from an old colleague who offered me a teaching gig for a 6 week class. So I'll be MIA until March 8th while I stress over standing in front of a class. Must go write a syllabus -- eek!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on court and your new gig. What are you teaching?

BerkeleyBecca said...

Fingers crossed on the rest of the process ... we have some friends who adopted here in the Bay Area, so we know it's arduous.

nina beana said...

sorry i missed you cell phone was MIA and i didn't have your number! we were at the doc's anyway, so we wouldn't have been able to play :( glad to hear everything is going so well...we all miss you here at the gilberts. we need to set up some play time for us (and the kids, i guess) sometime soon!


Beth S. said...

Oh geez, I didn't realize that Mitt & Co. were looking over your shoulder and taking notes. Yikes! I'm glad you had this little victory. A couple more just like it and you're done, right?

Engranon said...

Excellent news! Frustrating that it needs to be done at all, but I'm so glad that it went well.

Alex said...

Congrats on the court success! I hope the rest of the process goes smoothly, and good luck with your teaching!

carrym said...

Yay, yay, yay!!! Congrats on ALL fronts!!!

Lots of postive thoughts your way that the rest of the process is smooth sailing. Thanks for sharing such a personal thing.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the court news!

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