On June 10, 2009 I finally became a forever mom. I’m still shocked that it went through and everything went well. I’ve become so accustomed to disappointment that I never thought this would ACTUALLY happen.
It took all of 5 minutes – I think the judge needed a stout cup of coffee. She asked us if we were sure, the caseworkers if they approved, then asked if the kids were all on board. Little Ethan yelled “YES!” She signed the papers and we went to the clerks office, then to vital records to get the birth certificates and it’s all over.
Tomorrow we celebrate with family and friends and then we get to settle down into suburban life. House, 3 kids, gas-guzzling SUV, and hopefully a very boring and normal future!