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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

officially official

On Friday morning, we piled into two cars: Joey, my father-in-law, my mother-in-law, and K in one; my mom, my brother, and me in the other.

We drove over an hour into the middle of nowhere, got lost walking to the courthouse, and arrived in front of the courtroom less than 10 minutes before our hearing.

It wasn't like the movies. There were no long testimonies about why we deserved to be parents or how much we love K. There wasn't even enough time for tears. We were sworn in, and it was over less than three minutes later.

Four and a half years in the making ended on Friday, November 30, 2012. We are legally parents. Finally!

39 comments:

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Congrats! Still waiting on our news, any day now. I am a wee bit jealous you get a nice little event with a judge and all. We get a letter. In any case, very happy for you guys!!

Single Mom BB said...

I'm tearing up... this really lightened up my day! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Congratulatons. Happy Adoption Day!

Janet said...

Amazing...congratulations! What a beautiful family.

Rebecca said...

How officially awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Stephanie said...

I am SO happy for you guys! Congratulations on becoming parents--officially, since we know you were K's parents a long time ago!!

Rach said...

It is special making it official but I remember thinking at our hearing (which was via conference call) "That's IT?" I think we said 2 words and the judge said congrats and he was signing the decree. lol. Like you said, 3 minutes.

Michaela said...

Congratulations! That is so beautiful! You so richly deserve this! I have tears in my eyes!

What a beautiful family!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to you and Joey!

JM said...

What a lovely family. Congratulations!

Carli said...

Congratulations! You make a beautiful family!

Salisa said...

Congratulations!

Secret Sloper said...

YAY!!! What a happy day for all three of you :) I am so glad you found your way here together.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Wahoo!! :-) Our date isn't until Monday and I'm so excited for it to REALLY be final! :-)

AnotherDreamer said...

Okay, this brought on happy tears :) So happy for you all!

MrsMann said...

Woohoo! Congrat's!

Sunflower said...

Congratulations!

Erica said...

yay!!! Congratulations!!!

omginindy said...

Congradulations! Such a blessing and I've enjoyed reading about your journey. :)

Christina B said...

Congratulations! My husband and I are on the waiting list for adoption and can't wait to get the call saying we've been matched! Enjoy your week and do plenty of celebrating!

M said...

Congratulations!!

Autumn Jones said...

Congrats!!!

Logical Libby said...

YAY!!! I still remember ours. I still tear up. I am so happy for you.

Michelle said...

Congrats to you and yours!

Jen said...

Congrats! How very awesome news.

gailcanoe said...

Congratulations!! I know how happy you must be!

Denver Laura said...

What a beautiful family!

someday-soon said...

Official congratulations =)

Heather said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations!!!

SAH Attorney said...

Congrats to your family!

Amber said...

YAY! Reading this gave me chills. I remember ours like it was yesterday. I'm glad you had a good (though brief) experience. I think ours was 15-20 minutes long and the judge actually asked to be in a picture with us after it was over. So awesome. Congrats again!

soonafamily said...

Congratulations!!

Emily said...

Congratulations!!!

polycysticinside said...

Congratulations!!!!!

It Is What It Is said...

I am positively weepy with joy for you.

Congratulations!

supposedtobemysymphony said...

Congratulations!

Kelli said...

congrats to you and your family!

Mellow MW Mama said...

so incredibly happy for you three!! Congratulations!

myinfertilitywoes said...

Congratulations!! So happy for you! Thanks for sharing with us!