Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm now officially a mom!

We had our finalization hearing yesterday...finally, after all this time. It went well except the DHS attorney forgot to get Kayla's consent in writing so we did not get the adoption decree yesterday but it's supposed to be filed today. We should be receiving it in the next few days. Kayla thought she would get away without having to testify but she ended up having to to give consent and I think it was good to have her say it out loud.

My parents were there and as it got closer to time to leave for the courthouse, Kayla got more and more excited. And there was a very noticeable sense of relief from her afterwards. We all went out and celebrated with Chinese food afterwards. It was definitely a momentous day in my life and I'm so proud to be the mother of this little girl...well, I guess she's not so little anymore.

6 comments:

obladi oblada said...

Congrats to both of you!!!!!!

Tracey said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both! I thought about you today and was hoping that everything had gone okay. So glad to hear that you're an official family!

Crayon said...

Congratulations guys! I'm so happy for you, I'm glad it went well and that she was excited.

motherissues said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad to hear it went well.

RamblingMother said...

Congrats to you both.

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your adoption. So happy for you and Kayla!!