The process is known as "Parental Establishment".... and I'm very glad to report that Sid and I are now the full legal parents of our genetically related children - Baby A, B, and C. The original judgement was entered in July, and due to technical issues, the amended judgement was entered on August 1, 2011, officially severing the rights of our surrogate and her husband, and naming Sid and I as parents!! We are so excited! With the judgement entered, the hospital is now "compelled" by the Court to issue the birth certificates in both of our names, and according to our wishes. This is the last legal hurdle we had to get through, and thank goodness the "paperwork" portion of this process is coming to an end, and the fun part is about to begin... the part where we can hold, kiss, and snuggle with the babies!!
So, since we've just sued her, would it be wrong to refer to her belly as "our kiddie storage locker"?? That is probably going too far, huh?? Just kidding - we have so much respect and admiration for everything she is doing. Things are getting crowded inside and uncomfortable, but this is the "million dollar" smile that she still has.... she is just AMAZING !! As I write this, we are over 1/2 way through our 32nd week, with 3 very active babies still "hanging in there" (literally). Everything is going well, and we couldn't feel more blessed.
Thanks for stopping by to catch up with our journey!
|Heidi at 31 weeks and going strong !|