What an amazing experience! We hadn't been expecting much beyond sign here and swear that. But it was so much more. Adoptions and re-adoptions are only held on Friday afternoons so we got to wait with a lot of other families. And I'm telling you, Disneyland had nothing on that waiting area today. There was such a feeling of just plain old happiness and joy - complete with balloons and family and laughter - that it washed over you!
The judge we had was wonderful. She was genuinely delighted for us and OK who wouldn't love a judge that starts clapping for your child after finalizing their re-adoption?! She even had a great sense of humor when Neilan activated and began talking into the microphones at the lawyers tables behind us. It was a wonderful day!
(Tessa picking her own little commemorative teddy bear as we left the courtroom.)
We love you Tessa bessa belle!!