Wednesday, September 8, 2010
A+A Adopt(ed) a baby (J!)
Yesterday morning a little after 9 am we promised to care for our J until she reaches adulthood and, if necessary beyond. Our petition to adopt was granted and our family is now official in the eyes of the state! It was a pretty great day.
Being sworn in:
The judge was especially impressed with the number of our friends and family who came to witness our finalization. Thirteen of our adult family and friends showed up, with folks flying in from Minnesota and California, and four kiddos came along to boot. Here is J with her three cousins from both sides of our family.
J was stoked that her friend Phinney made it to her special day!
And our family portrait, on our finalization day.
I have to admit, it feels pretty good to be official. I really liked our judge, who deviated from the required script and asked me to introduce everyone in the room to him and gave us an opportunity to say some words of our own, on record, about our daughter and what she means to us. I don't remember what I said but I did appreciate the opportunity to say it!
And a special thanks to my dear friend Breanne who took all these pictures for us. Check out more of her work here.
So that is that, blogosphere! It looks like, at the very least, this blog needs a new name. I have some ideas about where I'll be taking it next that should become reality sometime in the next couple of weeks. September is busy - lots of catching up on work and consulting jobs before school starts again at the end of the month, not to mention Sunday School launching this weekend - but I'll do my best to be quick about it.