Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It's Official - Amelia Loves Cousin Jacob
Thursday, July 30 was a very special day for our extended family. Cousin Jacob's adoption was finalized before a judge in Orlando and we were lucky enough to be able to attend the hearing. Stacey, Tom and Jacob came over the night before because we had to be at the courthouse early. Amelia loved seeing Jacob again, though she got a little jealous when we sat him in her purple Bumbo. (She tried to squeeze into it and got stuck because she's way to big now for it. See the photo.)
At the courthouse, there was a lot of waiting around, (two hours worth) but Amelia and Jacob were such troopers and hardly fussed at all. Jacob fell asleep just before we were called in to see the judge but Amelia was taking it all in. Tom and Stacey told the judge how much they loved Jacob and how they felt he has always been their son, even before it became "official." That, of course, brought tears to my eyes.
Welcome to the family, Jacob!