Thursday, August 6, 2009
Forever and ever
Today was a joyous day for us. This was the day that we finalized our adoption of Lily. We were extremely honored to have our families witness the moment we officially and legally became a family. We pretty much filled the courtroom. The finalization is a legal proceeding where a lawyer represents you in front of a judge who signs endorses your petition for adoption. Corey and I were sworn in and we each had to testify as to our intent to adopt and accept Lily into our lives forever. I cried, of course, so luckily I was able to just agree with everything Corey said and not answer too many questions myself.
We couldn't be happier. This is the end of a very long road. The road turned out to have many twists and left turns, but it the end, it led us to the place that we always wanted to be. We have our girl and she is the most special thing we could have ever imagined. Our hearts are over flowing with love for her and we can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together.
A very good day indeed.
The photo above is of us with the judge.