Now that it's been 4 months since our last post, Ariel is 4 months old (math!). A lot has changed as Ariel has gotten older, Dominic has gotten used to having a baby sister, and I feel like I've gotten a +5 bonus in multitasking.
Over the past few months, we've been in great contact with Ariel's birth parents and their families. They've been very proactive about staying in contact and we've seen them several times since we brought home from the hospital. While it will be tough to meet as often with Andy and I being back at work and life going back to normal with less time at home, we're definitely going to be keeping in close contact.
|Family photo at finalization with the judge|
For Ariel, all of that process took a little over 4 months and we were able to go through finalization just last Tuesday! In effect, this milestone marks the end of the adoption process.
While this represents our last post on the blog, the fact that both Dominic and Ariel were adopted through open adoptions means that we will continue to be connected to their birth families for the years to come.
|There will also be a lot of fun watching these two grow up together. |
She's already giving him judging looks from her car seat during car rides!