So I signed the notice to proceed at the beginning of the month and was waiting for the judge to look at, hopefully sign and send to me via registered mail.
I was trying to be patient but after having a dream about it last night I called today. The adoption worker said the judge signed it (it's approved) and it is next on her list for processing. I should expect my copy next week.
The bitter-sweet part is that it was signed on Monday the 24th. The little one we lost at 21 months of age's birthday.