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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012


Tomorrow we will be at the court house to finalize Little Pirate's adoption. What a wonderfully exciting day! We've been waiting for this for so long. It's something that should have been done when he was 6 months old and now at almost 14 months old we've finally gotten there. Excited doesn't even being to describe my feelings.

But I am, also, having some mixed emotions. Tomorrow Little Pirate will be declared my child. He will be issued a new birth certificate with my name on it stating that I gave birth to him. I know that I'm his mom no matter what, but adoption just isn't as simple as that.

There is another woman in this picture. The woman that gave birth to him and she is so important. It seems like this new birth certificate almost erases her out of the equation.

I am his mom, but she will always be his birth mom and that is so special to me. This all just reminds me so much more that it is my job to keep her memory alive in our family, to speak of her, and to make her known to Little Pirate.


Jillian Gibson said...

love this post. so happy for y'all! love that little pirate. :)

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Danna Nelson Townsdin said...

Beyond exciting!!! Love love love you guys!!!

Linda Lathrop said...

Happy, happy day! Hooray!

Alicia Murray said...

So happy for you! And I am sure pirate and birth mom will be thrilled to know you care so deeply for all the emotions and love that have gone into his life!

The Kellys said...

I am SO happy that you finally have your name where it is supposed to be, as his mom. And the memory of the wonderful woman that gave birth to him for you will always be there because it's obvious you care enough to make sure she will be.

He is so lucky to have you as his mom, and she most definitely picked the right family. EEK! So excited!