03 April, 2009

Final Court Hearing!!


We went to court yesterday, April 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. CT and finalized the adoption of our sweet baby son!



We are FINISHED!!!!



Waking up yesterday morning, getting ready for court, hubby and I both noticed that we weren't nervous at all. The day we went to court in Russia for D was probably one of the most nervous days of both our lives! We've been to this judge twice already for D's re-adoption in 2005 (in order to get a Texas birth certificate for her) and for the first hearing on September 11 for C's adoption.


We were so surprised that 20 friends from our church were at the court house to support us. My sister is here visiting this week, so she was able to be there too. The judge said usually he takes adoption cases in his chambers, but his chambers weren't big enough for this group, so he allowed everyone to come stand behind us as we stood before him.



When it was time for us to raise our right hands and swear everything, even C raised his hand and D raised her left hand (she's left handed ;o) The judge asked D a few questions of her own, it was really sweet. After she answered her questions he gave her some candy.

Our attorney is a friend of ours and when he was presenting the criminal history section to the judge he added that luckily we were both all clear with no criminal records since it would be a little embarrassing if we had a record and all these people would learn about it!

The whole thing took only about 10-15 minutes and we were done!

I am so glad to have it signed, sealed and delivered and to be fully and wholly C's mommy forever and ever AMEN!

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yeah - Congrats that is wonderful news!

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Congratulations!!

Michelle said...

WOOHOO!!!! WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

yorkiemom said...

Congratulations

Debbie B said...

Great news! Congratz to the family of 4!

It's such an amazing thing to go through. C sure does look handsome, how sweet that he raised his hand too. Guess he was telling you that he wanted it to be all over too.

Glad It Is Finished!!

Chris Goeppner said...

Yay! Big congrats to all of you!
Blessings,
Penny

TXMom2B said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait for our son's finalization:-)

Pat and Alli said...

What happy news! Congratulations to you all.

jessy said...

Congratulations!
And you look beautiful, by the way. That top pic is going to be the BEST scrapbooking material.

Kris said...

Congrats! Wonderful news!!!!

Dede said...

Great news...Congrats!!!

MichelleAnn said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Michael and Carrie said...

Congratulations! I know you all are thrilled for C's adoption to be finalized!

Joy said...

How wonderful! Your daughter looked so happy too! I bet she is a great big sister.
Joy

Gina said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you all!! You are truly blessed with a beautiful family and terrific friends. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us! Congratulations again!

Blessings,
Gina

Heidi said...

Forever and ever, Amen! Life is good. Congratulations!

kate said...

Amen!

Chelley said...

this is such wonderful news!!!!


CONGRATS!!!

sorry I have been MIA

beckyww said...

Way to go, Mom!

What's next said...

What a sweet story. You left me a comment with a question at my blog but didn't have an email address for you... email me at
cridlehuber@suddenlink.net and I'll answer that question...

What's next said...

in answer to your other question... no, I never really think of myself as adopted... think thats why I never really cared to look for that person... my parents did an awsum job making sure that it was no big deal...except for the one well meaning aunt who always commented on it, it just wasn't an issue.
What a wonder that God never makes mistakes. We are blessed to be adopted.