"adoption is a promise acted out over a lifetime." ~Judge Boatright
we got to finalize our little guy's adoption on national adoption day. our county had 18 adoptions that were becoming finalized yesterday and we were one of them! you can also read about the article that was in the Denver Post.
waiting for the judge to enter the courtroom.
the proceedings had begun.
raising our right hand.
our caseworker, miss kelly spoke to us.
the guardian ad lidum, mr. barry spoke too.
we each took turns speaking and the judge asked us some questions.
the judge just pronounced we are his parents and declared his name to be...
the name Josiah means God will save. with both of our children we felt it was important to keep at least one name that their birth moms gave to them. since Josiah was old enough to know his name, we kept it. plus we loved the name too!
the name Matthew means gift of God. we gave him this name. we loved the meaning and he is named after someone who is very important to us.
there were lots of fun things for the kids to do afterwards. our little lady made a picture frame for her little brother.
the kids got their caricatures done.