Update on Us

We have a signed settlement agreement!  They agree not to move M more than one grade a year without our consent and to always treat him as the age on his birth certificate!

I know we won, for all intents and purposes, but they made every step so hard, right down to arguing about the language in the agreement, that it just doesn't feel like a win.  I'm just so glad it's over.  The only thing left is for the judge to enter it as a court order, so that we will be able to enforce it if they ever violate the terms.

Almost a whole year and unspeakable amounts of money have been devoted to fighting this.  I'm so glad it's done.  Now we have two IEP meetings to look forward to at the end of this month.  Yippie!  8-|

I want to thank you all for all your support throughout the last year.  I often felt like I was in the twilight zone, and the validation I received from you all really helped me push on when things seemed insurmountable.
[Deleted User]lorifromwisumati[Deleted User]hey_its_jennnotkateanymoreIRR

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  • I am so happy for you and your family! Congratulations!

    Mother of two wonderful boys! Blessed through adoption.

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  • Dr.LorettaDr.Loretta member
    edited May 2014
    Congrats! I know it was a hard win, but it's still a win, and you are doing your best for M. Go you! ETA: what a great Mother's Day present!
  • Congratulations!  This is why you are M's parents...your determination to do what is right for him regardless of the pushback.  Hopefully they honor their word and you can focus on more fun parts of parenting!


  • Oh! I'm so happy to read this! I know it's been a huge struggle and one you should not have had to face. It is rather astonishing to me that they were willing to fight so hard. I hope smoother seas are ahead for your family!
    ***************************** Our beautiful daughter was born in October 2009. Turns out she was quite the miracle. After two years of TTC, diagnosed with DOR. A couple of failed treatment cycles later, we decided to let go of our hope for more biological children and explore adoption.
  • This made me smile! You won Momma Bear! Your sons are so blessed to have you.
    Birthmom to A, 1/8- the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

    A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao-Tzu

  • Tank you all!
  • IRRIRR member
    Captain Serious - catching up on your updates. So glad to see all is going well with you and the boys.

    Failed Matches - December 2012, May 2013, December 2013
    Moved on to  gestational surrogacy with a family friend who is our angel and due 7/23/15

  • CheleChele member
    Good for you!
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