Monday, May 20, 2013

Adoption Day

We all gathered at the courthouse today.  We were told to be there at 9:30.  If you have ever been to family court around here you would know that means you will be seen before lunch.

Larissa and Emma share a special bond. 

They made their own entertainment and shared some laughs.
Emma had to be dragged over to get pictures with their social worker.

During every visit Michelle was always present.  She didn't want to miss anything. 
Emma tried her best to escape.
Michelle with her social worker and foster care GAL

The kids adoption GAL, lawyer and of course bored dad. 
We waited a little over an hour for our case to be heard.

The actual adoption took a few minutes. 

Michelle really wanted to go to Sumo's.  She remembered it from after Sarah's graduation.

Mmmmm, good food.  The meal starts with soup and salad.  Then the cook comes out to the table to cook in front of you.  Too much food.  It is completed with sherbet.

Kids portions aren't too kid size!

It was a good day.  After 19 months our adoptive placement girls are now ours. 
The End


  1. Congratulations I am so pleased for you but especially for the girls!

  2. I am so delighted (and relieved) for you and for them!!!!! Now Michelle can rest and heal.

  3. I look so forward to seeing if this helps Michelle's trust issues at all. Praying for your sweet family!

  4. Congratulations!!! Thankful that you were able to get this finalized. Praying for healing and peace for your girls!