Saturday, March 7, 2009

Forever Family

We are officially and legally a forever family now! The hearing went really well and you could tell that the judge really liked this part of her job. The whole thing in front of the judge took about 5 minutes. She even gave Samuel a stuffed toy boat, which he loves. Our attorney gave us Samuel's original birth certificate and he sent off yesterday to Georgia to get his new birth certificate. We should have it in a month or two. We got out of the courthouse a lot sooner than we thought so we went out for brunch. All in all, it was a great day.

Here a a few shots from the day.


Waiting to go into the court room. A lady that was there for her finalization took these pictures for us.


Getting sworn in by the judge.


First picture as a forever family!

17 comments:

Cassandra said...

Here from LFCA...

Congratulations on becoming a forever family!

That is so sweet that the judge gave Samuel a present.

serenity said...

Congratulations!!!

Debbie B said...

Congratz! I know it's a great feeling.
We didn't get a stuffed toy. But we weren't in the same court room either (I can tell from the pics).

Glad that it is all over. We got her new birth certificate just before the two month mark but it was from Texas. Hope you get it quickly.

Heather said...

Congratulations!

Parenthood For Me said...

I just found your blog. Congratulations. We TTC for 4 years before adoption our son, Finn. His adoption day is March 17. We cannot wait. Thanks for posting the pics. It gives me something to envision.
Also,I just found your blog . I am reaching out to my fellow bloggers to introduce my non profit, Parenthood for Me.org. Our mission is to provide financial and emotional support to those starting families through adoption or medical intervention. Please visit our website and blog and pass the link on. Thank you for your support. I look forward to reading your blog
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Shamae said...

Congratulations guys! I am so happy for you! What great pictures to celebrate you special day. Davis looks really cute with his tooth gone. Syd asks me weekly when she is going to lose her first tooth. :D

Mijke said...

Oh wow! Congratulations!! What a wonderful day that must've been, and what wonderful years still to come...

Sam said...

YAY YAY YAY! Sorry I missed this post on your big day - but
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

fruitbowl said...

I'm SO SO pleased for you. What an amazing feeling for you all to be a "forever family" - love it! So sweet of the judge to give him a toy. You look so happy together. Congrats! x

DD said...

Look at your family.

FAMILY!

A beautiful word, in every sense. Congratulations!!

CJ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Congratulations on the beautiful day. You have a gorgeous family!

serenity said...

Hey - to answer your comment on my blog post today (about the hardwood floors) - Baby O did bang his head on the hardwood a lot when he was rolling around, but he figured out pretty quickly that he needed to hold his head up when he rolled. So now, when he throws his "tantrums" - where he falls back and "bumps" his head on the floor? He's very aware of the fact that the floor is hard.

It really only took a couple of weeks before he was used to it. I hope that's the case with you, too!

But as an aside, I did notice that it was harder for him to crawl on the hardwood, too - took him a little longer to really crawl - on the hardwood he got around by army crawling. Was too slippery when he was still learning how to crawl.

RB said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog :) Congrats on the finalization!

Amber said...

What a beautiful family! Congrats on becoming a forever family! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Please keep in contact...who knows...maybe we'll run into each other at the zoo?

Take care.

beagle said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations!

Debbie B said...

Do you know how his original was filed? Isabel was with her bmom's last name. But I have a friend who was there at the birth and they put his name with their last name right on the birth certificate.

So if you know it for sure I would put it, if not I would just leave it blank and explain it while you're there. I can't imagine it would be a problem. You can file for an ATIN if you want.

Take his shot records. They asked me for that.

Good luck!!

Janna said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FOREVER FAMILY!!!! I got chills as I looked at your pictures! I dream of that day with both of our girls!!! So happy for you!!!