Yes, I know, that's old news. Dominic's been a part of our family for over five months now. (Side note: has it really been five months? Time flies!) But today, we can draw a close to the adoption process we started a year and a half ago - Dominic is now legally our son!
|Waiting for the judge to hear our petition.|
1:30 was apparently the general time that particular court opened for the afternoon, and they were hearing a lot of different types of cases. The majority, in fact, were do-it-yourself divorce cases (ie, people representing themselves without lawyers) - not a happy bunch! Lucky for us, they took the adoption case first so we were able to get in and out.
|Thanks, Judge Name-I-Don't-Know!|
And now, life goes on. From all appearances, nothing's changed for us. I'm sitting at home typing this post; Dominic's across the room playing with some toys and Brian's puttering around doing random chores. But we now enjoy full legal parenthood for Dominic, along with all the rights and responsibilities that entails. And we can finally call the adoption process complete - at least until number two, that is!