Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Done.

Things went just fine at court yesterday. Mark and I and three other Gladney families entered the judge's office together. The judge checked our passports and then she asked us a series of simple questions.

Have you learned about Ethiopian culture?
Yes
Have you met other families who have adopted from Ethiopia?
Yes
Have you met the child you wish to adopt?
Yes
And do you still wish to adopt him?
OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS -YOU BET YOUR BUTTONS WE DO!
**ahem** Yes
Do you understand that the adoption is permanent and cannot be reversed for any reason?
Yes


The whole thing lasted about two-and-a-half minutes, but I'm pretty sure that our lives were forever changed in that office.

We also learned that our boy's mom did indeed appear yesterday to relinquish her rights.

So that's it. We belong to eachother. We're hooked for life.

Now, to just get that letter and get. him. home.

6 comments:

Krista said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!!

gregsucharew said...

Thats awesome.

Tonya said...

Cannot stop thinking of you guys! I read your blogs and emails daily (okay sometimes 3 or 4 times a day.)Praying so so much for that letter from MOWA. Love you.

Lyndsay said...

YAY! :)

anastasiya said...

yeees! :)))

Brie said...

Chills as I read this! So excited for you guys!!!