Today We Finalize the Adoption of Colton!

 

From now on, January 27th will be known in my house as “Gotcha Day.”

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Today, we will finalize the adoption of our little boy! We finally will have our day in court that will make us the legal adoptive parents of Colton. We will no longer be viewed (by the state) as Foster Parents or Guardians of Colton. Today, we will officially become his parents!

 

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It’s been a long, long wait, but…oh so worth it! This week, I’ve done a lot of thinking about the journey we’ve been on to get to this moment. It was almost 5 years ago that we went to the orientation at Bethany Christian Services and began dreaming of this day. It took around 6 months to finish the checklist we had to get certified to adopt. Then, we waited nearly 3 and a half years before we received that best call ever…the one that told us this boy had been born and his biological parents wanted to meet us. We’ve had him in our home for more than 10 months. Today, we cross the last item off our checklist. We head to court where a judge will declare us as his parents.

Yep. It’s going to be legendary!

 

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4 comments on “Today We Finalize the Adoption of Colton!
  1. Beverly Gmerek says:

    So happy for all of you! From another Run Disney adoptive family! There are kids waiting for a family in every state- help spread the word.

    • gloucks7 says:

      Thank you! There are a lot of kids waiting in every state and there are a lot of families that want to adopt them. Adoption is a beautiful thing! I know that, once you adopt, you become an advocate for adoption. I proudly take on that banner. Congrats to you and your family!

  2. this is just so lovely! Congrats again! I have friends that are currently starting on the road to adoption by way of fostering and I shared your story with them and it is giving them hope and peace 🙂

    • gloucks7 says:

      Thank you for sharing! I’m glad that telling of my adoption journey can bring hope and peace to others. That means the world to me! So, thank you for sharing that!

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