We are still waiting for our birth parents to sign relinquishment papers. These are the papers that say they can no longer change their mind about the adoption, where their parental rights are terminated. It's been 6 1/2 weeks since our baby was born, so this is a little longer than it normally takes to sign the papers. Our adoption agency told us it's usually 2-4 weeks.
We aren't worried they will change their minds, I think it's more about logistics than anything else, but I can say it will be nice to have it done. It's looking like it will be after the holidays at this point since our adoption agency is closing for christmas and the birth mother is going out of town.
I did learn if relinquishment papers aren't signed and there hasn't been any significant contact after 6 months we can file what is called abandonment proceedings. Hopefully we won't have to do this since it's more legal fees for us. But really as long as their not asking for the baby back, and we can continue to have a positive relationship with them I don't really care how it all goes down.
I hope everyone out there has a wonderful holiday! And that all your wishes come true this new year.