I legally adopted Nora (11/20/09). I was nervous and excited--and we all know that I cried. Nothing in my heart changed, but I don't worry about anything happening legally now. She's the most amazing thing in the world and I will never have the words to explain how much I love her.
The judge took pics with us after. I look like I'm twenty feet away. Lord knows I wanted to give him a bear hug in my happy moment. But, I didn't want to upset someone with that much authority, so I chose to stay in my own dance space. He was really cute with Nora.
Here it is in black & white...our little family.