Friday, April 6, 2007 at around 9:30am we stood in front of the Judge with our girls in our arms and watched as he signed the papers declaring us their parents and completing the adoption we'd been working towards for almost two years!!!
The whole thing took less than five minutes...I dunno, I always thought it'd be a bit longer than that. At any rate, just by signing his name to the adoption papers, this wonderful Judge made a 14 year long dream come true, and made me a Mama.
No more monthly caseworker visits...no more rules and regulations...no more red tape...no more being put under the microscope! We are DONE and these two precious girls are now our DAUGHTERS. You guys have NO idea how this makes me feel!
Anyway, as promised...here are some pictures of our big day!
Destiny waiting to leave for court:
Both girls before we left the apartment:
Our newly official family and the Judge who made it so:
One of us, the Judge, and the fosters who adopted the girls' brother the same day:
We're a FAMILY!