We had some news given to us on the 8th from an 'unofficial source' that the birth family has withdrawn their opposition to the adoption! We think this is over and above the news we heard in November, but we are not sure, so we are a bit confused.
Our social worker rang Mungo today. She said that the hearing on the 23rd December was very negative about the birth family. She also said that it will all go quiet now (!) and we won't hear anything until after the final hearing on or after the 1st February. Then there will then be a flurry of activity and a very short time to get everything ready for Matching Panel.
So this update is very vague and quite anti-climactic. We were expecting a gush of positivety but this has left us feeling rather deflated. Which in a way is a bit silly because everything we have heard is positive. But we are deflated, angry and fed up with this whole process. It's really getting us down and we don't know how much more we can take.