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Adoption Finalization



This week we finalized our adoption of our beautiful, youngest child.  While the ceremony was a bit anticlimactic (our family in a room with a judge and a lawyer that made sure all of our paperwork was filed correctly and literally only lasted about 8 minutes).  There is still something so amazing and complete about having this, our last step in the adoption process, finished.

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Dad explaining courtroom behavior and what to do when the judge walked in to the room.

The ceremony was simple, but sweet.  (I remember from Shiloh’s adoption process, that there would be a few profoundly deep thoughts expressed from the judge.)  This one was similar, and one of the neatest parts was the oath that we took to “treat her like our natural born child”.  We have treated her in that manner since we first brought her home.  But somehow, it was still sweet and solemn to take that oath.  It was a precious moment, brief as it was.   Not sure that our other children understood the entire court hearing, (because many times in the last few months they have asked, “Is Megan ours?” to which we respond with a resounding, yes!)  But, it is certain that they enjoyed the wonder of a new experience.

We are praying that all of our children someday know that this day was the culmination (as well as the continuation)  of the joy that comes with following the Lord into adventures that are bigger than your wildest dreams.  A year ago we  had no idea what the Lord’s plans would entail, and yet, God did.  He has faithfully walked us through this journey and all I can say is…God is good!  I love the way He knows what is ahead, and all that He asks of us is our dependance and total trust that He knows what is best for us.  This precious baby has been such a gift to us!  A year ago, I did not know that we needed another beautiful child in our family and today…I could not imagine our lives without her sweet wonder.   I look forward to being a part of God’s amazing plans for her and our whole entire family in the days and years ahead.

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Picture with the judge and lawyer.

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God  who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

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Our family (and grandma L.) after the ceremony. Joyful celebration.

…and now sweet Megan is “officially” one of our “generation”.

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My sweet baby girl, with official papers in hand!



Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


2 Responses

  1. Congratulations! You are so blessed! What an adventure you are on!

  2. Congratulations!!

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