We met with the adoption lawyer today!!!! In a month we can finalize and leave the ocean of paperwork and uncertainty behind. So far everything looks to be smooth sailing. I found the lawyer to be really nice and personable. I have never talked to a lawyer in a professional context before and did not know what to expect. She said she loves doing adoptions even though they are paperwork-intensive because they are "happy law" and so much fun compared to the divorce cases or bankruptcy cases she also handles. Interesting.