Happy Adoption Day!

By Sharon Munroe

It finally happened. Adoption Day was yesterday. What is Adoption Day about? With our attorney and caseworker, Jasmine, my husband and I went to court.

We were in a special small courtroom – one with a very different feel. Balloons, a cake and new stuffed animals were placed near the judges desk. Everyone was smiling!

After our attorney asked my husband, me and Jasmine’s case worker some questions about the petition to adopt – the written request – we got a big smile from the judge who said “yes, the adoption is granted.”

Then, again like in no other courtroom, we got to take photos, with our family friend and the judge.

One smiley two year old – formerly a foster child – is now our very own daughter. Her t-shirt says

  • Loved
  • Chosen
  • Dream Come True
  • Priceless
  • Yes, I’m Adopted

T-shirt from The Adoption Bug.

In Anticipation of an Adoption

Jazzy and Mommy

Almost Adopted

 

By Sharon Munroe

Our journey in fostering and adopting one sweet little girl began over two years ago. There are many twists and turns to our path but now we see the light at the end of the tunnel. Adoption Day is one week from tomorrow.

I never gave up hope that this day would come and that Jazzy would be a permanent part of our family. Her big brother started calling her “sister” as soon as he knew the word. At first I wasn’t certain that they would be forever siblings.

Jazzy is already having a full life with two loving parents and her older brother and baby brother (now 11 months and almost as tall as she is at age 2). They all really play together!

She has grandparents (6! including a great grandmother (a GiGi)). Her birth father came to our home to celebrate her birthday, which was special. We hope he will want to stay in her life. She has friends at daycare and through our social activities as a family.

More to come about this miraculous story…after I turn the page called Adoption Day.