It's Official











We left the Civil Affairs office around noon yesterday and came back to the hotel.  Avery was exhausted and took an hour and a half nap.  She was easy to put to sleep.  Since there are so many families adopting in our group the government here has given our agency to do the paperwork in advance, so we were required to all meet in a conference room and fill out that paperwork.  See dad's red thumb, that is used in conjunction to his signature.  We were starving and so off we went to Pizza Hut and Walmart.  Walmart is pretty interesting.  I will have to post pictures of that another day.  The next morning, Avery walk up whimpering.  She had a full diaper.  When I went to change her she cried for a little bit, but then settled down.  I was even able to get a smile or two out of her!  We dressed, ate breakfast, and off to the Civil Affairs office again where we turned all the paperwork in to get our official decree that Avery is ours.  The director came out and gave a little speech and handed each family their official certificate that Avery is legally ours for forever and ever!  Welcome to our family sweet girl!  Afterwards, we were required to go to the notary's office to get the paperwork notarized.  So here I sit in the hotel while the boys are off looking for some lunch to eat, Avery is sleeping which is a good thing because this afternoon we have to drive to her home town which is a 2 1/2 hour drive there and back.  Avery Elizabeth is officially ours!

Comments

Congrats again! Love the pictures. Does it feel real yet?
I have loved your positive attitude and enthusiasm. Congratulations.... she is beautiful!
Ayak said…
So happy for you all xxx
She's so sweet. May you all settle well and quickly into the new situation xxx
Francesca said…
I can remember that blanket from the days when nothing seemed certain yet - so happy that it's going so smoothly now, and that it's finally official! welcome Avery!
dawn said…
yay, such a swwt little one. So happy for your family
Maureen said…
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! She is so cute. Good luck over the next few days!
Shay Ankerich said…
So happy for you! What an answer to pRayer. Precious baby!!! Hope the drive went well. Xoxo
3 Peanuts said…
Thinking of you and praying for you all. She is such a cutie pie:)
Wow, congratulations! I know it has been a journey for you all. So exciting that she is now official a part of your family. A great way to start the new year!!
Even Miracles said…
Yea ! Congrats :)
Ally
Tera said…
Yay that it's official!! She is adorable all dressed up in her girly clothes!
Nancy said…
Luv the bottle feeding in the Ergo. Any man that can multi-task is a super hot! Sounds like she adjusting slowly. Luv to hear of the small smiles. It's coming!
~nancy
JAnderegg said…
She is precious. Prayers for you. Ellie preferred Jake or anyone but me, and with lots of faith and prayers, I was able to cope. She will learn to trust you and realize you will never abandon her or send her away.

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