Today has been alternately happy and sad. I'll let you know lots more soon, but the question asked most often has been -- What Now?
Now, The Babe stays here. Once 30 days for appeals is over (behavior at trial today makes the an appeal a not-a-shot-in-hell sort of thing), his case is transferred to an adoptive caseworker. After 6-12 months in our home, we'll be able to adopt him.
The waiting period isn't a big deal to us. What is important to us right now is that, barring The Hub and I both being killed in a fiery plane crash, The Babe will stay with us.
From here on out, it is the three of us. The days of Mae and The Hub are really, truly a thing of the past. Freaks me out.