Tomorrow we have a court date for my husband to adopt my daughter from my first marriage. We are doing it on our own without a lawyer. My ex is signing over his rights because he doesn't want to pay child support anymore. He's out of state and won't be at the hearing. I'm so nervous that I couldn't sleep last night. Did we forget anything? Is all the paperwork signed? Do we have the right number of copies of everything? Egh... my stomach is a mess with stess.
Has anyone gone through a step parent adoption? I need some been there, done that advice.
UPDATE : The adoption hearing went perfectly. The judge even congratulated us on getting all our paperwork done properly (unusual for people without a lawyer). We are officiallly a family with no one feeling "left out". It's an amazing feeling and we are getting our families together to celebrate at the resturant where I first introduced my daughter to her new dad over 4 years ago!
Thank you to everyone that sounded off on this!