Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Closer to Finalization Day..


Yes..I had to throw in a goofy picture of our little Gracie. As you know by now she just loves shoes, well this time, she put my tennis shoes on herself...Totally funny and I had to grab the camera as she tried to walk all over the house.

Today was  a special day. We met with our attorney that will do the finaliation of our adoption. With the Korea program you can not finalize your adoption until you have had your baby for 6 months, and have completed your 3 post placement visits with your social worker. Right now we are waiting for our consent decree from our agency (Holt) and then we can proceed to get our court date.  I had kind of a different feeling today as we met with our attorney.... Of course as soon as you hold your baby, you feel they have always been yours. For us ever since we saw her referral photo, we knew she was ours!  But today it hit me that legally she is not yet. My eyes started to swell up with some tears as I thought about it and also how I realized what very special day this will be for our whole family...the day she is legally ours, and will legally have our last name! I am hoping that many of our friends and family will make this special day with us in court and then to celebrate with dinner and cake! We hope to have a date set soon. After our adoption is finalized through court, we can then proceed to make her a legal US citizen..this will also be a celebration day! Lots more to come....

5 comments:

3 Blessings said...

A celebration for sure...what a beautiful day it will be.
Blessings,
Amy

Waiting4OurAngel said...

Yay--getting close. We are waiting on our consent as well. Can't wait till they are both legally ours!

Kelly said...

Congratulations on being so close!!! She will be a U.S. citizen when finalization day comes--wear some red, white and blue to court!!! :o)

Matt and Jenny said...

yay! that will be a day to celebrate FOR SURE!

Lyr said...

What a blessed day it will be. Prayers are with you and the family!