Monday, March 14, 2011

Officially Ours!!!

It's been a long road of ups and downs.  There were lots of emotions as well as some disappointments along the way...but the end of our adoption journey left us with one amazing gift.  Our hearts are full, our blessings, many.  


Today our adoption was finalized.  We are grateful to all those people who helped in some way or another to bring our sweet Samuel home. We knew he was ours the moment they laid him in our arms....but today just makes it official!

We were told that our court time this morning was 9am....and we had to arrive 15 minutes early.  Wouldn't you know we would wake to snow falling on a mid March morning.  Anyhow...we made it on time only to find out that our appointment was not until 10 am.  There were a few little "hiccups" that had us worried...but in the end the judge ruled in our favor for finalization.  Joseph made great friends with the attorneys and the judge and well, anyone he saw in the building.  He was thrilled when he got to put his matchbox car through the metal detector and even more thrilled when the security guard gave him a sticker like a Sheriff's badge.


Sophia was the mini mommy she is so good at being.  She was excellent in the court room and very attentive to little Sam...who by the way...did really well for being up so long.  He was pretty fidgety by the time we got inside the court room, but Brett's magic touch calmed him immediately!

Our judge apparently likes to take pictures with the family and we were sure glad!! What a great memory for us!!

Welcome to your forever home Samuel William!





8 comments:

mom2four said...

I was so happy and relieved to hear the happiness in your voice today. What a wonderful day!!! You are such a beautiful family! I'm so glad I've had the chance to know Sophia and follow you on your journey to Joseph and Sam.

mom2four said...

P.S. I love that picture with the judge!

Kelsey Bakalar said...
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Lindsay Schmidt said...

How exciting for your family! I just love that picture with the judge - what an amazing moment!

Sandy said...

This brings very happy tears to my eyes!

yiayia said...

Welcome, Sam---these pix were adorable. I can just hear J making friends with everyone. Lucky Sammy to have our princess by his side. Congratulations to you and our whole family <3 Yiayia

koki said...

Yay!!!!!!!! Love you SW! Xoxo, thea

Jenn said...

so happy for you all! what an awesome blessing this little man is to your family! definitely sharing in the happiness with all of you!!!