I left at 6:30 this morning and traveled across the state to see Kiera's Mother and Father. Her father knew why we were meeting but her mother did not. I felt like a turd not being upfront with her. I was too afraid she would begin to avoid me and it would never happen. I arrived to her home and we went to an adorable little restaurant. We ordered and the conversation began. It wasn't pretty. I cried, she cried, shoot, the waitress cried. It was hard to look at her and tell her I wanted to remove her rights. I was gentle and reassured her I wasn't cutting her out completely. Things will stay the same as far as visitation. Her role will legally change but she will always be Kiera's mother. I explained all the paperwork and begged for her input. I wanted her to speak, say anything. She didn't. She sobbed and pulled out a pen. She quietly asked where to sign and took a deep breath. It was done.
She told me as I dropped her off that she knew this was best for Kiera. We briefly talked about her name and I promised to only add an additional middle name, Rose, after my Godmother. I told her how inspirational she had been to me and that it was important to me. She agreed. I told her I understood if she felt she couldn't tell her family and I would keep private any of the details of our relationship. About 20 minutes after I dropped her off, I received a text from her. "I told my family that the judge that gave you LG terminated my rights. Please don't tell them anything else." About an hour later, I received a screaming call from her mother, she doesn't understand how we could have done this to her daughter. All I plan on saying to them is that the details of our situation are legal and between her and I. Hopefully, that will cut them off. I am more than willing to be the bad guy.
Just got the call, trial is officially postponed until at least October. They have a murder trial scheduled the same week so she isn't sure which will go.
Now, I am off to wait 10 days to see if either parent changes their mind about the adoption.