Thursday, May 6, 2010

second-parent adoption

all done!! anna legally became arden's mommy today. stupid that we needed to do this, but thank goodness it is available. it was formal, yet informal at the same time. one of the clerks took photos the whole time for us. it was really cute. the judge was very nice. our lawyer is great (seattlites, i highly recommend her- lisa schuchman on capital hill). arden was still sleepy from her car ride so we had no embarrassing screaming baby scenes. we were the first adoption in that court (i think it was recently remodeled/built). kind of exciting. they all cooed over arden and congratulated us over and over.

now for the photos :) not terribly exciting to look at, but a great event none-the-less. arden really wanted to eat the gavel, by the way.

15 comments:

  1. Yay! My fave pic is the super cleavage shot (pic 7 I believe). You guys looked great and Arden's outfit is adorable of course!!

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  2. Those photos are wonderful!!! I love the ones with the judge holder her. I am so glad it went well and everyone was so nice and happy for you! I thought about your family all day today. Kat you have the most beautiful family, congratulations!!!!

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  3. the photo with the judge cracks me up! Super cute.

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  4. That is super news! We have been through this before so I know just how you feel. Congratulatons and I am very happy for you. And how wonderful that you have pictures of the occasion. Take care, m.

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  5. Oh, congratulations to you all, especially to Anna! Great photos.

    Also, I'm so glad that you had a good experience with Lisa... and you should know that you get all of the money you spent on the second parent adoption back as a tax refund next year! So, while it is a hassle, the overall cost to you should even out to $0. Just make sure you keep record of what exactly you spent on lawyer/social worker fees, travel, parking, etc.

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  6. So cute! It is ridiculous, but congratulations are still in order. So, Congratulations!

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  7. Congrats to you, lovely family! Wishing you all a wonderful, loving future together. Judging from the pics, that should work out just fine.....

    Greetings from a lurker in The Netherlands, Europe.

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  8. aww...congrats!!! what a beautiful family :)

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  9. congrats! can't wait to meet you this weekend!!

    jill

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  10. How exciting! Congrats to all of you!

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