Friday, January 4, 2008

Our day in Court

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Today it finally became official, Alexis is legally ours. She has been ours in our hearts and mind since birth, but now she is ours on paper. We left this morning with Grandma and Grandpa Martin and Jenn and Joe at 8:00am to head for Tacoma. We got there and Joni Irvin(Pierce County Adoption Investigator) was there and asked where our attorney was. Our Attorney didn't come and sent a letter of withdrawal, Joni was not happy with our attorney and hasn't been since the beginning. She looked over our papers that the attorney sent and said we might be missing a decree. Joni took our paperwork over to another attorney and had her look at it to make sure we had what we needed, thank heavens we did. So we waited our turn to go in the courtroom; mean while Alexis ran up and down the waiting room area. When we went in it was very relaxed our family including Grandma Shirley sat behind us and the judge asked us some questions, she asked if Britt was prepared to meet the boys that would try and date Alexis! It was really nice. Then after the judge declared the adoption final Joni asked the judge if we could take a picture with her. So the judge had us come up to where she sits and had me sit in her chair. That was different, anyways it was really great and then we went out to breakfast and Aunt Erin and her boys came to eat with us. So happy day for us...the next happy day will be Tuesday, January 15th when we are sealed in the Seattle Temple! It is at 5pm so if you want to be there come at 4:30pm!

Thank you to all who have filled out referrals for us and who have just been there to support us through the process of making our family whole! We love you.

6 lil' notes:

Fox Family said...

Such a wonderful day!!!

The Gillespie Family said...

oh my gosh i'm crying i'm so happy for you guys!!! that's amazing and wonderful and soooo great!!

Travis & Leslie said...

I am so excited!! I only wish I could be there for the sealing! I bet you are on literally in heaven right now! Congratulations, you have a beautiful family!!!

barrientosfamily said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys! I wish I could be at the sealing, but our plane leaves at 6am that day.

Ashley said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you!!! I bet you were able to sigh with relief :)

Jenny M said...

That is so awesome! What a blessing! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys!