Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Adoption of Emily Grace

Emily Grace's adoption was finalized on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009!!! Of course, we have considered Emily to be our's since we picked her up at 6 months old on June 24th, 2007. This however, made her "offical" in the eyes of the law. Please enjoy our day in pictures.

Emily Grace (with her baby)

Emily with Mommy


Emily with Mommy and Daddy

Alex and Emily

From Left to Right
Nancy (My Dad's Girlfriend), My Mom, and My sister-in-law, Liza

My Dad and Sister, Glenda

My Dad and my beautiful niece, Laura (Glenda's Daughter)

Us waiting for the Judge

The Adoption Decree being read to us declaring she is Our's forever!!!

YEAH!!!!! It's FINAL!!!

Me signing her new birth certificate
Yes, when you adopt the child gets a new birth certificate.

Chris signing the birth certificate

Reading the decree stating on this day Emily has adopted us and from this day we will forever be known as Mommy and Daddy : )

Us with the Judge. This was his first adoption! What a way to go!
Back row--CJ (my oldest, age 15), Me, Chris and Judge
Front--Zachary (age 10), Alex (age 6), Jessica (age 8) and Emily sitting in the Judge's chair

My Mom and Dad joined in on the picture.

Chris thanking the Judge.

Emily lovin' her balloon.

Us with the Social workers---Lisa (Emily's social worker) and Ana (Our home finder)

From Left---Alex, Zachary with Mason and my nephew Andrew

CJ---doesn't he look sharp.

"Don't even think of getting my balloon."


Our Family
Yes, they are ALL mine!
Back--CJ and Chris
green shirt, Zachary
yellow shirt, Alex
Emily on my lap
Jessica next to me.


Rona's Home Page said...

I truly feel honored that you shared your photos. Your family looks terrific and so loved. Congratulations!

mattswife1990 said...

Congrats! What a special day!! Looks like everyone had a great time. :)

And wow, look at how big baby is getting in that "ticker" to the right. Blessings galore!!

Amy :)