A judge finally made OFFICIAL what had already happened in our hearts...
Baby Sister is now officially and legally a member of our family forever more. As if she was a blood descendant born into wedlock with all the rights and privileges of an heir.
That is what the actual document says. Isn’t that just amazing?
Part of our testimony before the judge included a statement from our family read by my husband.
We thank the court for this opportunity to make legal what has already happened in our heart. (Baby Sister) is a blessing to our family and a gift from God. We cannot imagine our life without her and consider it a privilege and honor to be her parents. We look forward to raising our daughter to be who God intends her to be and promise to love, cherish and protect her.
And that about sums it up.
What a very Merry Christmas we will have as we celebrate the newest addition to our family and her very first Christmas with us!
Mama Jenn says
That is awesome!! What a wonderful statement from your husband!!
Congratulations! Now you can get her birth certificate and SS#. I find it a relief when all the adoption formalities and paperwork are done. We still have several months before we get to go to court for Leah.
Prayers are answered!!!! I am so happy for you. Isn't this the best Christmas ever?!
Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae says
The best gift ever.
I have adopted 3 children and I know just how happy you must be.
I love the words they put on the document. That was cool!
Enjoy her and all your children. What a great Christmas present.
So lovely and exciting!
Grand Pooba says
Wow, that's the best Christmas present ever! I'm so excited for you guys!
(I left something for you on my blog. What? I actually blogged? Yeah, it's true 🙂
Taylor Family says
My husband and I also just completed the adoption of our beautiful little girl (dec. 7, 2010). As soon as the judge made the ruling I began to cry. The judge looked at me with tears in his eyes and said…… Now don't cry sweetie or you'll make me cry. I couldn't explain to him the sense of relief I felt, but I didn't have to he understood…. He gently touched my hand and said…. I love to rule on cases like this, I'm so happy for you and your family. I wish I had the time and space to tell you the whole story of how god brought this precious little girl into our lives….. You would truely be
amazed…… I still am! Congratulation… I'm so happy I accidently found your blog.