Wednesday, April 29, 2009

She's finally legally part of our family, forever!

Today was our court date for Maya's final re-adoption. It went off without a hitch. The hardest part was the 8 hours of paperwork I did to save $1500 in legal fees. I am grateful to our social worker for forwarding us the paperwork and holding my hand while I called her every few hours for two days.

Alana showed up to take photos. Both grandmothers attended as well. I did not pull the boys out of school since they are going to miss 10 days for Sarah's graduation in Arizona. It was a nice experience. Maya buttered up Judge Murphy with those Poki cookie sticks you get in the Asian section of the grocery store. Alana brought her the ones that you dip in chocolate. It was a nice reprieve from the usual drunk driving and domestic violence cases they deal with.


The funniest is part is, when Maya saw the judge in her black robe, she bowed her head and folded her hands in prayer!






















7 comments:

Jess and Joe said...

Congratulations on re-finalizing! It must feel great to have that done!

Annette said...

Yeah Maya!

That is wonderful that all of the paperwork is behind you now!!!

Annette

thecurryseven said...

Congratulations!!! The end of paperwork is near.

Fuson's in Alaska said...

Yah!!!! Congrats!!!

Kelshel said...

Yeah!
Irene, you look so happy..... Everyone does. You can really tell there was a good vibe going on that day.

Duda Family said...

Most definitely a forever family! And its official again! Congratulaions Wise family! The Dudas

Stevens Family said...

Yay!! Congratulations on the re-adoption! Too funny about the black robe, LOL!!