11 September, 2008

COURT - Round One Accomplished

We went before the judge this morning at 9:30 for our first round of court. The bio-parent's rights are fully and officially revoked and we are fully guardians/conservetor's for baby C.

This was the most important round of hearings even though it isn't the final round. In a few months we will go once more for finalization at which time we can obtain the new birth certificate and social security and become officially C's parents.

C looked precious in his Sunday clothes, but he slept through the whole thing! Hubby and I were spiffed up too, and were by far the "dressiest" people in the courtroom besides the attorneys.

It was family court day and we were most likely the happiest case the judge would hear today. Before we were called to the bench, there was one divorce granted to a tearful couple followed by the revocation of a father's rights after he had failed to provide support (both emotionally and financially). We went next. It took about 5 minutes and when we left the courtroom I felt a bit relieved to have that done, but really I have felt peace throughout this whole adoption.

Anyhow, glad to have this step checked off! I'll be able to remember the date. A MUCH happier 9/11 than we had 7 years ago - both personally and as a nation.

8 comments:

TXMom2B said...

Congratulations! Yes, what a wonderful way to remember this meaningful date.

Kris said...

Congratulations! Memorable no matter the date...that's for sure!

Amy said...

Congratulations! One down and one more to go (court hearing).

MichelleAnn said...

Great news! I'm glad to hear that it went perfectly!

Kay B said...

Oh, Suz, I am so happy to share this 'special' adoption day with you. Today is our official gotcha day! Our court docs are dated 9/11. It is a happy day for us too. Darya officially arrived home on 9/25 so we will have two dates to celebrate! As will you have another date to celebrate once you have finalization

Gretchen said...

Congrats! Will be waiting to read the news in four months that he's officially yours! :)

Debbie B said...

Congratz! That is a huge step and I know the relief that comes with it even though you have had peace the whole time.

beckyww said...

You go girl.