I waited almost all day and heard nothing. OK, that's not quite fair. I got a text response to my question about biodad and the need for a DNA test, but it was pretty much a generic "how these things work" type of response, not a case specific one. (CPS prefers to have DNA, but there are other ways to TPR if the father is unknown or uncooperative. Well, I knew that.)
Finally, I called Tom at almost 5pm and asked if he'd heard anything from county caseworker. He said he hadn't, in spite of leaving a message for her, but had assumed that no contact meant they hadn't taken custody today. He said he would try again to reach her right now.
I waited again. For about 30 minutes.
And got a text from Tom. Saying that the county caseworker decided "to wait a while" before taking custody and would let him know when they did.
So, today's update -- which was supposed to tell me so much -- told me nothing different than what I've been hearing for almost a month.