Friday, June 4, 2010

Adoption Day!!!!

Well, it’s official!  Zoe is now Zoe Marie OurLastName!  Today was the day her adoption was finalized in court, and it was such a wonderful day!

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These are just a few pictures from our day!

This is the moment when Zoe’s adoption became official:

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Posing with the judge:

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Posing with Heidi, our caseworker:

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Pictures from our lunch afterwards (The restaurant has a New Orleans’ theme – that’s why some of us are wearing beads in the pictures!) : Adoption Day June 4 2010 032 - Copy - CopyAdoption Day June 4 2010 049Adoption Day June 4 2010 028-1       

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We had SUCH a great day from start to finish!  We feel so very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter.  We couldn’t be any happier that we made the decision to adopt – our family has grown in so many ways!  I got tears in my eyes when the judge started the hearing – I just couldn’t believe that we had come so far.  I’m so happy that Steve is my husband – he has been right by my side, every step of the way.    We’re so lucky that we have such a  fantastic family that  supported our decision to adopt as well as have an open adoption.  And of course, we’re so grateful and thankful that Zoe’s birth mom decided to ask us to be Zoe’s parents.  

Happy Adoption Day, Zoe!

27 comments:

Pink Shoes Photography said...

Congratulations on such an amazing day!! She is a beautiful little girl and after all you have been through, I am so happy for your family that you finally have your daughter.

Best Wishes
Mandee (SNM on TB)

Hot Hot JJ said...

I'm also a member on The Bump and I saw a link to your blog. Now I'm a follower. I'm so thrilled for you! Have a wonderful weekend as a family!

Jessica (The Happy JJ on the Bump)

Wendy said...

Thank you both so much!!!

A to Z said...

You all look so happy in these pictures!!! Congratulations...what a wonderful day!

Logan fell asleep in the car after his finalization, too...it must wear them out :)

Wendy said...

She was SO tired! It was funny - she got up extra early today, too -- almost like she knew it was an extra-special day! Then she didn't nap at her normal times and her whole schedule was a bit off. Oh well! I'm glad she napped in between the courthouse and the restaurant!

Kristen said...

This post brings such a smile to my face and allows hope to be in my heart that one day soon I too will be smiling as big as you are in your photos.

I'm so happy for you, your husband, your daughter, and your entire family!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

joyce said...

Yay! Congratulations! This is wonderful news.

LL said...

Congrats!! May God continue to bless your beautiful family!

Heidi said...

Yay Wendy, Steve and Zoe! It was so great being a part of it. Let me tell you, I sure missed not being there for the lunch!

Leah said...

Happy adoption day! You are all glowing in the pictures. What a happy day. :)

'Murgdan' said...

Congrats! That's so awesome!

Laurie said...

Congratulations!! I love adoption days. Such a wonderful time to reflect and thank our God for His provision. Motherhood has been my greatest joy and i can see it is yours too!

Suzanne said...

Oh Wendy, I have tears in my eyes - I am so, so happy for you! A very sincere Congrats!!

Jamie said...

congratulations!!! that's such a wonderful feeling. :) so happy for your little family. :)

Patti said...

I am so happy for you! What a terrific day!

Rebekah said...

Yah!!!! Happy day! Such a special time. Congratulations :)

birthmothertalks said...

Congratulations!!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, everyone!

Heidi - We wish you could have stayed for lunch, too -- we'll have to do it another time!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i just found your blog and think your story is amazing. we just had our home study yesterday and are in the beginning stages of trying to find our baby.

your daughter is gorgeous.

Lavender Luz said...

What a happy day for you! Always nice to meet other open adoption people.

Your daughter is beautiful!

jill said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful day for your family :)

Denver Laura said...

What a wonderful day! Congrats!

Wendy said...

Summer -- I love your blog(s). Wow - so creative - I can't wait to see your new posts!

Good luck with the adoption process -- email me if you ever want to talk - stevewendyadopt@comcast.net

Wendy said...

Lavender, Jill, and Denver Laura -- Thank you so much for your comments -- I'm heading over to check out your blogs. :)

cowgirltn said...

What a beautiful day, congratulations!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh, yes, happy adoption day!! That is wonderful! I wish I would have known about your blog sooner :) Thank you so much for stopping by mine. I can't wait to read more about precious Zoe Marie! xoxo

bsgibson said...

Congratulations on Zoe's adoption. My adoption day is June 19 and has been for over sixty years. I had a amazing parents,as I know Zoe has. We adopted children are very special and have very special parents. I hope and pray little Zoe will have a grand life and know how special she really is. Congratulations on choosing adoption. God Bless your family.
My blog is www.breakingbread-bsgibson.blogspot.com Drop by for a visit. Your welcome to leave a comment if you choose.