Since we moved to Michigan during our adoption process, it made finalizing really difficult. We had to redo A LOT of paperwork, redo our fingerprints, etc. We would turn in our paperwork to the court and they would call back and need something else. We would wait on Idaho and/or Missouri to turn in forms and so on... It was getting really depressing. Ok- I was getting really impatient!! I felt like things were so unorganized and we were never going to finish before the end of the year.
We wanted to have it finalized for several reasons: 1. Ryan's schedule will be super hectic from January 1st until, pretty much the next five years. He starts all his hard rotations (surgery, obgyn, internal med) then its board studies, his brothers wedding and then out rotations for the next 3 months applying for residencies.... like I said SUPER BUSY!! 2. It would be so perfect to do it over Christmas break so our families could come. 3. Lets face it reasons one and two are enough!
We finally got the call and have a court date!!! December 7th at 10am Paige will legally be ours and we will be finished with interviews and paperwork.
DONE DONE DONE!!!
We are able to take her to the temple on December 27th in Idaho Falls.
We are so excited for this holiday season. We have so much to be thankful for. We are so thankful for the people that have come into our lives that helped us adopt Paige. We love experiencing everything with her and can't wait for her first Christmas! We have the best families that have welcomed her and spoil her rotten. Ryan has been blessed with great doctors to work with and learn from. And we have great friends!!
We love you guys so much! Happy Holidays!!