On the witness stand...
outside the courtroom
Yes, your Honor!
Outside the Courthouse
Happy New Year!! In today's mail Michael's official documents saying he is ours came. What a relief! We didn't think it was a big deal but it was more a deal than we thought it would be. John had to actually go on the witness stand. There he was asked his name, his address, his occupation, his birthdate, if he knew my birthdate, who was the adoption agency that got Michael for us(a bit confusing as our homestudy agency was Lutheran Social Services and our adoption agency CWA). He was also asked if there were any reason as to why we shouldn't adopt Michael. Then he was asked if he were willing to accept Michael as a natural son meaning he would be an heir, entitled to anything he had if he or we passed away. YES! my dear hubby said:) I got asked the last 2 questions but wasn't grilled on my identity. We didn't have a lawyer representing us either. Our agency filled out the required paperwork and the Judge approved us. He said we made his day and he was happy to pose for pictures. I think he had done marriage dissolutions all day as well as paternity cases, so we were the best thing to end his day!!
I don't know how all states do this, but I'm glad we're done. Now to start the process all over again, I can't wait!!