i just got a phone call from bethany. unfortunately it was not the call we'd wanted to receive. turns out that e-mom actually had her sweet baby girl two weeks ago, but decided that she wanted to parent. while we're happy for her and her family with this blessing of a little baby, we're devastated.
i guess this was not our sweet darling deer afterall.
(ps - have to add that our social worker just got the email from e-mom this morning and she called us and forwarded us the email as soon as she got them. unfortunately e-mom had not returned our social worker's previous calls or emails since august 5th.)