Thursday, May 10, 2007

He's Ours!

We went to court today to finalize Max's adoption! The difference between our day in court in our own county with Tyler's and down in south Jersey for Max? It was like night and day! Where our own county court officials made us feel like criminals and like we were trying to put one over on the Judge or something; today's day in court was VERY different. The Judge was warm and friendly with nothing but good things to say about adoption and those who choose to adopt. His little speech before he began meeting individually with the 8 or so families in the court room waiting to finalize moved me to tears.

Max was good as gold today too. Nothing but smiles for everyone who even looked his way. The meeting with the judge took us well into Max's normal nap time and he only let out an impatient squeal once or twice. Max was fast asleep in his stroller before we even got out of the court room once our time with the judge was over. It was so very worth the 1.5 hour drive each way to end this process in the county where Max was born.

We ended the day with a visit to Chuck E Cheeses, mainly for Tyler's benefit. Ty had a hard time with all the waiting, but he did his best to behave and stay quiet. I'm pretty proud of my two boys.

Photos here.

10 comments:

Donna said...

I'm so happy for you. I wish you were closer, I'd babysit once in awhile and the boys could call me Grandma.

Picara said...

Congratulations!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh!!! I'm so happy for you and yoru little family! Congrats!

Astaryth said...

Yeah! Congrats!!!

Kelly said...

Yay, CONGRATS !!!!

Nancy said...

Ooooooooh....big congrats!!

Yay!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so happy for you!

Mandy's judge was very sweet and happy when we adopted her...

Blogger is not letting me comment most of the time :-(

love, Kas

Magogo's Musings, too said...

Oh, Becky, I am so glad for you and John and Tyler. Max doesn't even know (yet) how lucky he is to have been blessed with you all as a family. And you all are blessed, too, of course. I am so glad for all of you-it couldn't happen to a nicer family! Margo

Chris said...

Congratulations to you AND Max. He is a lucky kid to join your family!

Anonymous said...

Awww, huge congrats to you all, especially to Max, he's a lucky wee lad to have found such a loving family :o)
Sara x