Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013 - The Big Adoption Day

So, the real reason for my hiatus.  If you haven't figured it out by now, the reason I was away for awhile on the blog and the reason for my sudden burst in all the back fill of posts is that we were in the middle of adoption.  I couldn't post pictures online.  But, now that it is final as of today, and I can back fill my blog posts and tell everyone about the good news.  His name is Jesse and he is 7 years old.  He is located in the same area we live, so the transition has been pretty smooth.  He has been with a very loving, stable foster family for the last year. God decided that it was time to fulfill my prayer and Jason finally became open to adoption again before he had gone in for his surgery.  We found out about Jesse in March 2013 and we started spending a lot of time with Jesse.  Eventually we were fingerprinted to take him on outings and then a mini homestudy for sleepovers.  Then he was asked if he wanted to come live with us and for Jason and I to become his parents and he was excited.  He was placed with us more than 3 months ago (basically right when we got home from Jason's surgery).  We took the 10 week PRIDE class and started a full homestudy, which was completed on the 90 day mark of placement.  He is a loving child that we have grown to love very quickly!  Everything lined up so perfectly, so it was obvious who had a hand in it all.

We picked them all up from school before lunch today and took them to Pizza Gallery in Viera.  Then we headed to the courthouse where Judge Mahl signed the paperwork.  Jesse got to go up and become a temporary judge, and then Judge Mahl took him to the back to get toys for him and his new sisters.  They were all very nice and it was such a happy day for all!  Even the judge that started awhile ago with Jesse's case came to witness the adoption as well as his case worker and guardian ad litem.

They became deputies

Carolyn was his case worker and Jacque was his Guardian Ad Litem

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