Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Informally formally, it's final.

This last official step of the adoption process came sooner than we expected, which was a nice surprise. Our adoption hearing was in front of the same judge who finalized Cate's adoption when she was four months old. Like I described it 2 1/2 years ago, the hearing was just an informal formality.

I also was reminded that there's nothing like a toddler to keep family pictures interesting ...

I do like this picture of Ben and I waiting for the hearing ...

We've been happy to have you for the past two months, Ben, and we're looking forward to watching you grow and be part of our family.


  1. YAY! That's wonderful!!

  2. He is so photogenic and I love the pictures! Plus, I'm entirely THRILLED that the process went so smoothly and that the milestone that was today is past.

    This adoption was so FAST. Even just the fact that this day was 2 months earlier then it was for Cate. So neat!

  3. I like the photo of you and Ben too. It's rare that Mom's get in a photo. What a happy day! We love you little Ben Taylor.