If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you have figured out by now – adoption takes a long time. We started our process September 11, 2008 and yesterday Ruby officially became Ruby and a citizen of the United States.
I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present.
Our experience during this final piece of the adoption was full of paperwork and crowded waiting room visits, but it all came together yesterday when we met with the judge in his chambers.
The bailiff held the baby and let her play with her radio while Jed and I spoke to the judge and signed papers. Ruby’s fan club of court house ladies waited outside the judge’s office.
In the end, we’re officially a family.
Happy Birthday to me.
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Congrats! Happy Birthday!
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YEAH!!! That is the best present ever.
Happy Birthday and congratulations to you all! The shoes are killing me, they’re so awesome.
awesome! I had no idea the adoption process continued after bringing the kid home. Congrats on your completely together family. I hope your birthday is filled with great things.
Oh Tami, this makes me cry. I am so happy for you! Happy Birthday.
That is an AMAZING birthday present! Congratulations to the three of you!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Best birthday present ever. Your family is so beautiful!
Happy Birthday and congratulations! What a day!