Friday, April 3, 2009

Second parent adoption

Tomorrow we meet with our lawyer to set up the paperwork for second parent adoption. We've gathered letters from family and friends, statements of health from our doctors, tax records, family pictures, financial statements. We've written our values statements. We're as prepared as we can be.

The lawyer's office is in the same building as a women's clinic that also performs abortions. There are protesters every Saturday morning, so we'll be there in prime time for the protesters. We used to live only a block away and would walk by the protesters many times. They are aggressive and rude and yell things about killing babies to every woman who walks by, whether or not she is headed into the clinic. Since we'll be heading into the building this time instead of just walking by, I'm sure they will assume we are going to the women's clinic. We plan to tell them I'm there for an abortion. At 33 weeks pregnant that's not anywhere near legal, but it should put them into a fury that will give them something to do for the rest of the day. We could also tell them we are a same sex couple meeting with our lawyer - I'm sure they also don't believe in same-sex marriage.

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