Friday, October 17, 2008

"Gotcha Day...."

So October 15th is our official "Gotcha Day", in the adoption world we celebrate the day the adoption is final and call it "Gotcha Day". I can't believe our adoption journey is over....for now (we may go down this road someday in the future). I was a little nervous b/c like everything else, I thought things might go rough. But to my surprise it was so fast and smooth. Our appt time was 3:30pm and we were done by 4pm.
Judge Kathleen Feeny was very warm and appreciative. She commends people who open their hearts and their minds to adoption. She said that we are very blessed to have G in our lives and he is blessed to have us as parents. She also read a poem, which made me tear up. I'll post it later, right now I want to post some pictures of the day. I couldn't stop smiling, my cheeks hurt for two days...lol.
We didn't invite a lot of people b/c we wanted to keep it intimate. The one person missing was my dad and of course my little brother T. It was hard being so happy, knowing that T should have been there to celebrate with us, he loved and adored G.

So here are the pics...



7 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy "Gotcha" Day!!!!

Maria said...

I'm so happy for you guys Dede, that is awesome news! It's final and he's all yours!!! I'm sorry your whole family couldn't be there to celebrate this joyeous occation. You have been truly have been blessed with a little angel.

Eileen said...

What a gorgeous family! G is officially yours forever and I couldn't be happier for you. I wish your entire family could have been there with you to celebrate...

Coleen and Gordon said...

Great pictures! I love Greyson's outfit!! You all do look happy.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! It does feel so good to have it all be final. I also love Greyson's outfit. So cute.

Laura said...

Congrats!!! I am so thrilled for you ~ a **beautiful** family.

Continued blessings,
Laura (BC Sistah) xoxoxo

Mandy said...

Congrats! Happy Gotcha Day!!