At Long Last....Introducing Zion!!

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.


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

Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you!

Congratulations to you and your entire family :)

As my fishing buddy would say "Them's a keeper".


By AnnMarie Johnson (not verified) on 13 Jun 2014 #permalink

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

So happy for you and your family!

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

By Sarah in Oz (not verified) on 13 Jun 2014 #permalink

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

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

By Michael Kelsey (not verified) on 13 Jun 2014 #permalink

Brilliant news- congratulations!

Congratulation! What a darling smile!

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

Congratulations! He is so adorable!!

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


Blessings on you all!

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

By Bonnie Glassford (not verified) on 17 Jun 2014 #permalink

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

By Debbie L. (not verified) on 18 Jun 2014 #permalink

What a handsome little boy, congratulations!

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

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

Mazel tov!

Congratulations, he is adorable!