A Year of Gratitude #106: Adoption Day
C, P, our judge, Gus, Steve, and Me at Gus's Finalization Hearing- April 15, 2011
A year ago today, Gus's adoption was final!! We call today "Adoption Day" and each year it will be a very special day for us. While it's an important day, we also think that the day he was born is the day that he became ours.
Here are some pictures from our Adoption Day last year:
Swearing to tell the truth
Deborah (our adoption attorney) and Michael (Macomb County Adoption Lead Council)
Two families joined together forever!
This year we weren't sure what we wanted to do... and Gus was up REALLY late last night and wasn't in the mood for much today. I had wanted to get him a cake, but it didn't happen. We had a little BBQ, but the time spent together and with his Uncle Dave, Aunt Heather and cousins was good enough!!
I'm thankful that our adoption has long been finalized and our family has had a year to just enjoy being a family without being under the microscope and having to have visitors come to check on us and having to go to court to prove that we're fit to be parents.