Sam's adoption staffing was today.
at about 10am his social worker emailed me snippits of the 2 other families profiles and we indicated our preference, and why. Then at about 11, she emails me back inviting us to be still considered. I think she was impressed with the corrections we're doing on the house. *she stopped by on Wednesday after Sam's bio grandparents visit.* Either that or sense we were making formal complaints with supervisors, they were trying to placate us. So we went down at 3:30 and talked with the team.
at 4:30 she called me to let me know they had chosen the family we had preferred. It hurt that we were denied, but it was good that we did have a say, and was listened to.
He gets picked up at 9am on Sunday by his social worker to go to his new forever (hopefully) home. I am going to give them a long letter with his likes, dislikes, etc and our contact information. I hope to be able to keep in touch. They sound very nice and like someone we would like to know.
Samwise, Sam I am, my first son, regardless of how long you were with us. We will miss you.