We had so much fun on our adoption day. We started our day off at a local bakery down the street from the court house. It was fun to have everyone join us.
We were quit the crazy bunch waiting outside the court room. Six kids (two of whom were out of control hyper) and eleven adults.
It was such a fun moment when the judge said, "I grant you your adoption petition, congratulations!" and all our family cheered.
We were so thankful to be surrounded by family on our day. We treasure them and how they have accepted and loved on our children.
On the far left is our kids GAL. Brenda had our case since the very beginning. In the past new GAL's were assigned for the adoption case but a recent change is allowing the GAL's to also participate in the adoption. This was such a sweet surprise to us. Next is our adoption worker who got to handle piles upon piles of official caseworkers. Our caseworker in standing next to her. She has worked with our kids for over a year and we are thankful for the many hours of work she put in. Our lawyer is standing next to Tony. He's a great guy and we were thankful to have him next to us that day. Also, our judge in the background is incredible. So much rests upon your judge and we are blessed to have such an incredible one in this county.
Thankful to be officially and forever FAMILY!
P.S. Yes, Big Brother is only 8 and YES he is huge for his age.