Thursday, April 9, 2009

Adoption Completed!! Something to be very Thankful for!!

Because Jim did not travel to China this time we had a few more things to do to complete Sarah's adoption. The extra paperwork has been pretty painless, it really wasn't a big deal. We are so very happy though that it is all done and our darling daughter is home with her forever family!! She is incredible and a precious gift from God!

I used to watch adoption stories on the family channel and often times the families would bring there whole family to the courthouse to complete the adoption and celebrate their new family member! Well, we did a mini version of that! Sarah, Dad and Mom went to the courthouse to complete the adoption. The judge was very official and wonderful! Everything went smoothly and now Sarah is ours- yippee Jesus!! 

Since there are quite a few in the family and we have a 3 yr old party on Saturday and Easter on Sunday we did down play it a little bit. The 3 of us went out for doughnuts- they were great! After that we went on about our day. Dear Hubby takes lots of time off to make these events special and official, so he needed to get back to work. Sarah and I did school, picked up Johnny and Anna at Montessori. Anna, of course informed us that she did cry, BUT no as long as usual- good for you honey!!

At first we thought this event was basically going through the motions but it actually meant much more to us, it was very special! I got a little teary at one point and Sarah was concerned- "are you okay?", she asked.  "Yes honey, these are happy tears!"

What a great thing to be thankful for on Thankful Thursday- a precious little 9 yr old girl!!


Sally- That Girl! said...

Jean, Bless your sweet daughter! She is absolutely perfect for your family. I am so happy for Sarah to have you! She is such a sweet child!

I got teary eyed at Marissa's readopt as well. There is just something about having an US judge confirming the adoption that feels great. Not to mention all the emotions of adoption in and of itself!


Lori said...

How wonderful!! Praise the Lord for bringing your sweet Sarah into your family. What a blessing she is!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! It was great seeing you and the girls today. I love how Anna is so direct about what she wants/needs, and I know Rose enjoyed playing with Sarah. Happy Easter!

Jennifer O'Cain said...

So sweet, Congratulations on making your daughter "official"!

Pam said...

Congratulations to sweet Sarah and her family!


Chasity said...

Congratulations, it has to be the most wonderful feeling to know your precious Sarah is yours given to you by God. What an amazing blessing.