Monday, November 23, 2009

National Adoption Day Celebration!

Saturday morning we headed to our county courthouse to celebrate National Adoption Day. Our family, along with 59 other families, finalized adoptions during a special ceremony that day.

We were so excited to participate in the days events and of course finally finalize Sophie's adoption. It was so... sweet to be there and witness so many other families becoming FOREVER families as well. So many happy tears were shed!

There were carnival- like games and refreshments set up in the lobby of the courthouse.

Sophie had fun playing in the prizes!

Waiting for our turn to enter the court room!

My mom, Aunt Betty, and Grandma came to celebrate the day with us!

My sweet Aunt Betty and Hudson!

Daddy and his boys!

Standing before the Judge. She handed us our adoption decree and then gave Sophie a little teddy bear!

It's official...We're FINAL!!!!
Together FOREVER and EVER!!!!!!!!

29 comments:

Mandy said...

That brings tears to my eyes... What a special day!! It's such a great feeling I remember the day we finalized Seth's adoption!!

BRANDY said...

Yay! That is great for you guys!

Faith said...

What a special day for your family!!

Annice and Daniel said...

It was so great to see you guys on Saturday. It was such a special day! Hooray, we are all final!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Congratulations!! What a special day for your family!

Amy said...

YEAH! Congratulations, and pass the kleenex! I have tears in my eyes at your wonderful news!

Amy

Stefanie and Bill said...

Great News! We did the same with our boys!
Also, I nominated your blog for an award. Check it out on my blog at krebskids.blogspot.com
You need nominate your favs now!
Congratulations again!
Stefanie

Chelsea said...

Congratulations to you and your precious family! What sweet memories you'll have of that day!

Bethany said...

So glad that Sophie is a apart of our family! Love her!

Melanie said...

Teary over here, too! What wonderful smiles in all of the pictures, you can see the joy you all have! Sophie is completely precious & we are so glad she is part of your family, too! What a princess!

Terri said...

What a wonderful, special way to celebrate Sophie. Your family is beautiful and precious. Love you all!!! Blessings!!!

Country Sweetie said...

Congratulations! Everyone looks so happy! Bless you all! ♥

dawn said...

what a sweet day! i know it must have been such a celebration!

Amy said...

What a blessed day for your family! Congrats!

Be Blessed!

Amy

Courtney said...

What a wonderful day for your family. I love Sophie's dress. Too Cute!

mama faith said...

So precious! Congratulations! I am glad everything is final!

Susan said...

Congratulations on Forever and Ever! What a special day for your family!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

That is just wonderful! Congrats!

jess said...

Congratulations on lil' Sophie's adoption. She is a precious gem and has a rich godly heritage as well with her Forever Family.

PS. I couldn't talk my husband into Hudson, seeing our last name is Rivers, so we went with Sullivan instead. He joined our family last month. :) Happy Thanksgiving. We both have much to be thankful for.

Celia Jimenez said...

Yeah!!! So glad its final! I did happen to notice that Grandma didn't have a baby in her arms...I think she should've borrowed Jackson! :-)

Brooke said...

Yay!!!! I am so happy for y'all! You have a precious family and I know you will always and forever love Sophie!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Hooray! Adoption is such a special thing - and wonderful when it is all finalized... our baby girl has been 'ours' from day one, but it was so nice when it was really official!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Hooray! Adoption is such a special thing - and wonderful when it is all finalized... our baby girl has been 'ours' from day one, but it was so nice when it was really official!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is so sweet, and so wonderful!!!

Kathy said...

Thats so wonderful!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family. You are truely Blessed with little Sophie and all your little boys!

Mary Ann said...

Ya!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! What wonderful pictures!!! Girl, you are putting me to shame with your blogging! I can't keep up anymore!
:0)Life has been to crazy to keep my blog going! But I have enjoyed catching up and seeing all the beautiful pictures! Hudson is catching up with Sophie fast! They look like they could be twins! What cutie pies! Love all your recipes too! Happy Thanksgiving to your family!! Blessings!!!!

Melissa said...

We have four adopted children, so I know the feeling. There are no words to describe. Finalization is somewhat of a relief! She is yours! Congratulations! :)

Love your blog. I think I may have commented before but if not - your family is beautiful! Obviously inside & out. :)

Melissa :)
www.burstingwithblessings.blogspot.com

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 Crew said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful day for your family!!

I just found your blog through a blog of another blog....we have lots in common- 3 gorgeous boys and 1 perfect princess, who is also adopted- so I thought I'd say hello! Stop by anytime at www.3sonsplus1.blogspot.com :)