Monday, November 22, 2010

ADOPTIONS COMPLETE!

I can hardly believe it is true but it is.

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.
Our boys are OURS and we are THEIRS and we cannot be happier.
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.....






It is a joyful moment indeed.
Our happy family......



 


8 comments:

Shawn and Laura said...

A big congratulations. Your boys are gorgeous and your family looks so happy.

Laura

Kendra said...

Congratulations! Great to hear this news after such a long wait.

boltupright said...

Congratulations to your family!! What a long haul. And I'm happy to see your cute boys!

Teena in Toronto said...

That's awesome!!!! Congrats!!!!

The Bumbles said...

Oh that is the best news! I think you said it perfectly - you are theirs. How nice to have security to be thankful for. Congrats to the family you have always been - glad the courts finally saw what we've known all along.

CinnamonOpus said...

Oh fantastic! Such wonderful, happy news! Another family is complete. More dreams come true.

Congratulations, family!

Ashley's Mom said...

That is such wonderful news!! Your family is lovely!

pinksheepcafe said...

Congratulations Julie!! I'm so happy for you guys!!