Casaubon's Book

May 2014 Sturbridge and Zion's Adoption 034

We adopted him on Wednesday, with 30+ family and friends in attendance. It was fabulous. The judge did a wonderful job of including ALL my children in what was a special day for our family, and then we partied.

The funniest moment was that the lawyer had spelled his middle name incorrectly (Raphael/Rafael) and the judge was clearly prepared to delay things to change the paperwork when I announced “Nope, we’re good, we’ll take your spelling!” I wasn’t doing ANYTHING to make this take one minute longer.

It takes a little while to sink in, since he’s always been my baby, but now he’s my baby in a new way, and that can never change. And damn does it feel good.



  1. #1 Roz
    June 13, 2014

    Sharon I’m so happy for all of you! And what a cutie!

  2. #2 Natasha
    United States
    June 13, 2014

    Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you!

  3. #3 Denise
    June 13, 2014

    Congratulations to you and your entire family :)

  4. #4 Art
    June 13, 2014

    As my fishing buddy would say “Them’s a keeper”.

  5. #5 AnnMarie Johnson
    United States
    June 13, 2014


  6. #6 Michelle
    June 13, 2014

    Oh, so many wonderful thoughts and congratulations. What a wonderful special day to share with your family and friends.

  7. #7 Claire
    June 13, 2014

    So happy for you and your family!

  8. #8 Sarah in Oz
    June 13, 2014

    Congratulations! He is the most gorgeous, happy looking child.

  9. #9 Erin
    June 13, 2014

    That’s wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family!

  10. #10 Michael Kelsey
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    June 13, 2014

    Congratulations! Are all adoption judges so caring? Ours even let us include him in the pictures we took at the end.

  11. #11 Hazel
    June 13, 2014

    Brilliant news- congratulations!

  12. #12 Florence
    June 14, 2014

    Congratulation! What a darling smile!

  13. #13 Kate Mc
    June 16, 2014

    Congratulations! You are right he is just full of cuteness!

  14. #14 KellyC
    June 16, 2014

    Congratulations! He is so adorable!!

  15. #15 NM
    June 16, 2014

    Congratulations!! And yay pictures; he’s a cutie!

  16. #16 B Hook
    United States
    June 16, 2014


  17. #17 Heather
    June 16, 2014

    Blessings on you all!

  18. #18 Bonnie Glassford
    Vancouver, BC
    June 18, 2014

    Congratulations to all the family, Sharon. I’m happy for you all.

  19. #19 Debbie L.
    June 19, 2014

    Over-the-moon happy for you!!! Congratulations!!

  20. #20 Noreen
    June 19, 2014

    What a handsome little boy, congratulations!

  21. #21 Anna K
    New Hampshire
    June 19, 2014

    So very happy for the whole family! Congratulations!!!
    Doesn’t hurt that he is absolutely gorgeous! ;-)

  22. #22 Lisa R.
    June 22, 2014

    Hooray! Congratulations! He looks like such a happy boy.

  23. #23 Fern
    June 23, 2014

    Mazel tov!

  24. #24 Ellen
    June 25, 2014

    Congratulations, he is adorable!

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