Finalization Day!

Today is a very special day for our family.  Finalization day!

Our court appointment went great.  Everyone involved in the process was so sweet and excited for us.  She brought a ton of joy to the courtroom today.  The judge was very nice and even gave her a stuffed animal as a special gift for her adoption.  Of course, she thanked him for the gift with a sweet little hug.

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We thank all of our family and friends for their prayers during this exciting journey.  What an amazing support system we have.  We couldn’t ask for better!  We especially want to thank her wonderful birth mother for choosing us as her parents.

It’s very special that our finalization day is during November which is national adoption month.


Our forever family  


We Welcome Home our Beautiful Girl

We are so excited to share some amazing news with our blog followers.  On May 18th we welcomed home our beautiful daughter.  The last several months are not easy to describe in a single blog post. Simply put, God has pushed open the doors and windows and filled our home, and our lives, to the brim with His blessings.  Our hearts are filled with so much JOY!

She is beautiful, sweet, adorable, silly, funny, smart, and precious. She fills our everyday with sweetness and joy.

It has been a story that only God could write.  Her birth mother, and entire birth family, are amazing people.  It’s a blessing to be on this journey with them.  We have heard stories of how great an open adoption can be – but we never imagined this.  What a gift to our daughter! She has so many people to love her and they are now a part of our family.

Thank you to all of our family and friends who have been praying for us during this journey.  It has been a long road with lots of twists and turns but the love we have been given has made it a scenic route.

We Love Adoption!

~Our Forever Family


National Pet Day – April 11

In celebration of National Pet Day we took Sadie on a 3.5 mile hike.  If you are wondering whether she enjoyed it, check out the photos.   Sadie thrives so much in the outdoors.   She greets every passerby with an eager kiss.  Our little social butterfly.  She will make a great companion and trail guide someday for our little one.