I have asked the clerk, but she seems to have overlooked that part of my email
It is possible that the clerk is not allowed to provide this type of information, even if they knew the answer.
Ive come to the conclusion that I will just have to wait it out just like I have done with the whole process to begin with.
I have one comment. I do not believe that adoption, under any circumstances, is a DIY project. If you don't know how to properly dot all i's and cross all the t's, you leave yourself open to bio-dad showing up somewhere down the line and contesting the adoption. If you have been doing this yourself, and it sounds like that's the case, you need to have what you are doing reviewed by an attorney to make sure that you are on the right track. Yes, it will cost you some money. If you get it wrong and bio-dad shows up in the future it likely will cost you more money.
I wish you luck, but sometimes you need to make your own luck.
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain