The Waiting Period

After a baby is born, there is a waiting period before you can sign your rights away.  In the state I live in, there is a window of time that the birth father came "claim" the baby.  I wanted to wait that time, to make sure 'Fred' (or rather FredMom) didn't came back into the picture and mess things up.

Looking back, I bet that is the worst period of time for Family1.  I didn't really think about how hard that would be until I had my own children.  I suppose they were thinking about "what if she changes her mind", while I had already made up my mind.  I wasn't thinking about that, I was concerned about "what if 'Fred' tried to get A1?"  Luckily, none of that happened and all was finalized about three months after A1 was born.

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