We have been working on the adoption of our two boys ( placed with us at birth through the foster care program) since they were able to be adopted. For our oldest the wait has been over three and a half years, for our youngest the wait has been over a year and a half.
We got the call on Friday that the judge has signed the paperwork and we are legally and lawfully a family now.
I cannot express in words how grateful we are. The process has been painful and exceedingly long. We have suffered drawbacks at every turn. We have cried, yelled, had more meetings than I care to remember, and we have filled out and signed more papers than for any other thing in our lives.
I thought at one point that once it was all said and done I would rush to post all the agonizing details which I was not permitted to post while we were in the thick of it. I may still post those details at some point, but for now I want to put all the ugliness behind me and live in the joy of the moment.
Here are some photos for you so you can see our beautiful boys.....