Friday, June 14, 2013

Adoption Day for #2!!!

Today was a day that we've longed to be here for some time now.

When parents have a biological child, that child is instantly theirs. They take them home and never look back. With an adoption, we are considered the "moral parents", but have no legal rights. We have to report back to our agency on a monthly basis with updates, send doctor reports to them, and have to wait 6 months until we can go to court and become the official legal parents with all of the rights that biological parents have.

I have a HUGE sigh of relief now.

Not that I minded all of the other, but I'm ready to be mom without having anyone looking over my shoulder, asking questions, etc. 

And it FINALLY happened!

We are now a family of


 The ceremony was so sweet and the judge was extra nice! It was all so familiar since we were just here 2 and a half years ago with Kiir, in the same courthouse. There is just something so special about going to a courthouse with TONS of family with you and pledging to love unconditionally a child you did not birth.

Lex thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony and talked to the judge the entire time while banging on her bench. It was hilarious! She was so sweet and gave him a sock monkey as a gift. It was instantly christened with Lex's slobber. 

I hope you enjoy these pictures of our special day.

And don't worry, as we left I was already wondering how long it will be before we are back at that courthouse finalizing another adoption.

1 year?

2 years?

And how many kids? 

Only God knows. :)

Thank you to everyone that has prayed for us throughout this journey! We love you all very much and want to share this special day especially with you!

And now for the pictures you've been waiting for...

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