So there's this study that has been following lesbian families for about 25 years now. It keeps coming out with more and more positive information about lesbian families and I hope all of this exposure will help those who believe we are unfit parents to see the light. Last year they released the finding that there was no abuse in lesbian households in the study! Hooray! Last week we found that it does not affect the children one way or the other if they know or do not know their donor (Findings). Glad to hear it!
We have a lawyer. Well, we have two lawyers. One to create all of the documents we need to puzzle together the rights straight people get when they are allowed to legally marry in this state and one to conduct my adoption of our babies. While I am glad to know that my friends are all astonished at all of this it also puts things into perspective. There is a general sense of, "Of course you should have those rights!" However, we don't have those rights and people on the "right," in general, condemn GLBT activists as a special interest group seeking special rights. We don't want special rights and the more that people perceive them as "special" the more we will be marginalized. We want the same rights as any two consenting adults that want a family. So, we will put out so much money to cobble together these "rights" that straight people can get just by driving through a wedding chapel in Las Vegas. Beyond my ranting I am happy that a friend of a friend recommended a great lawyer who will be able to take care of our adoption for a reasonable fee. After they are born we will go to court to get a temporary order of custody for me and when they are six months old I will be able to officially adopt them. The babies will be here in 19 days and we still have so much to do.
Well, we have almost reached the debut of these babies, but not quite. We have an official date for delivery, February 1, 2011 and the girls are doing well. Mac went to the perinatologist yseterday and they estimate that Nora weighs 3 pounds 11 oz and Gray weighs 3 pounds 14 oz. They are doing really well! It's Mac's goal to fatten them up now. We have done everything we can think of to prepare at home. We have the double snap n go, carseats, 600 newborn diapers, everything. It's thumb-twiddling for us now. We keep telling the girls to, "stay in their room," hoping they will listen and not arrive until they are supposed to do so.