Midnight marked the end of the 10-day window where A could "revoke her surrenders." (The papers that the parents sign are called "surrenders", at least by our agency.)
And now I feel like I can breathe freely again.
I realized a few days ago that I was inadvertently "holding my breath" until that time period was over. I couldn't bring myself to post anything (although I have much to post about...always). I just wanted to get to the other side of that window.
Getting to meet A in person and spending several hours with her over two days was - in a word - magical. I will forever be so, so grateful we had that opportunity.
We didn't have reason to expect that A would subsequently change her mind about signing the surrenders...but I'm glad the window has expired.
And if she had changed her mind and revoked, I would have been heartbroken, but not upset with her...but I'm glad the window has expired.
I know I said that the Lord would be right there with us if she revoked - and He certainly would have - but I'm glad the window has expired.