Saturday, October 2, 2010

"A Permanent Part of our Family"

I have finished getting all our paperwork together and will be shipping it off on Monday! It really wasn't too bad, just a bunch of forms to sign and have notarized, and then getting together copies of our W-2's, taxes, and recent pay stubs. We also both had to get employment letters. I am not sure why I need one since I won't be working, but oh well. I don't bother questioning why we have to do certain things - I think it is best just to do what is asked. Questioning everything can only allow bitterness to creep into your heart in my opinion. The trickiest part for me was getting quality pictures of the rooms in our homes. My camera doesn't take great indoor photos, so that was the first issue. I uploaded the pictures to CVS online to have them printed and first they weren't  ready when they said they would be and then  they came out horribly - dark and they had cropped off way too much from the bottom of each photo. So disappointing! I will never use CVS's online photo service again. I finally managed to retake some photos after playing around with my camera and then I printed them myself on our printer at home with photo paper. Hopefully, they are good enough. Our bank also left out an apostrophe and a "s" at the end of our adoption agencies name when they issued the check. I am just hoping and praying it will be okay and everything else is in order.

Most of the paperwork was pretty basic stuff (at least for adoption), post placement, vaccines, acceptance, etc. But the form below made my heart soar when I read the words "Adoptive parent(s) intend to legally adopt the Child and have him/her become a permanent part of their family."


I actually started crying when I read those words, I was so overcome by them. This is really happening isn't it?! We have a son who will become a permanent part of our family! It is still hard for me to believe sometimes.

9 comments:

Niki said...

I completely understand how those words make your heart soar. When we got our adoption decree in the mail after our adoption was finalized, Mark and I sat there and read every single legalese word of it, and cried.

Can't wait till your son is here! :)

Lisa said...

Oh Becky...I'm so happy for you guys. So so happy. :)

Courtney said...

I heart this post! So excited for y'all!

Grace said...

oh, how very exciting! joshua is beautiful! congrats to you, becky!

DeniFay said...

Such good news! I'm so excited for y'all, I can't hardly stand it!!! Such great happy words. I'm praying the pics and the check are just fine!!!

Jennifer said...

YEA!!!! Such great news! I'm just getting caught up on blogs. Soooo happy for you guys! Can't wait to follow your journey to that sweet guy!

Flakymn said...

When the judge said it to us, I was shaken as well. So awesome! He really will be your son FOREVER ...

Grace said...

thanks, becky for your sweet, sweet words of encouragement. it was so wonderful meeting you, too! i can't wait til BOTH our little boys are home and we can get them together!

robert said...

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