Thursday, September 28, 2006

Adoption Day

It only took eight years; but my daughter is finally going to have my husband's last name! We go to court at 1 pm today to make it official. Matt has always been her daddy, and we've always called her by my husband's last name; but it'll be nice to have it all legal.

It wasn't an issue when she was younger, but the older she got, the more upset she would get when we used my maiden name at doctors offices. She always knew she had another dad out there, but Matt has done such a wonderful job of being Daddy that she hasn't really asked too much about him. (And he's completely out of the picture - thank God!)

The reason it took us so long is that we just didn't have the extra $1000 to make it official. It seemed really silly when she was already known by my husband's last name, and he was already her daddy. But we finally saved enough, and know it's time.

To say she is excited is an understatement. She talked her way out of skipping the entire day of school today, she's gotten a knew outfit to wear to court, AND she's asking to go to Red Lobster after court! Thankfully we have all the other children at school so we can actually afford to take her out to eat!

Anyways, just wanted to share our good news! Three adoptions down - hopefully one more to go!


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