Myla's Adoption

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Yesterday we took Myla down to the Children's courthouse in Monterey Park and legally adopted her as our daughter - to love and raise as if she were our own birth child - forever.  It was such a special experience.  I cannot begin to describe how moved we were by this quick appearance before a judge, where all we really did was sign a few papers, raise our hands, take an oath and pose for a few photos.  As soon as we sat down, I got teary eyed.  At times it felt like this day would never come and the amount of joy that this little girl has brought into our lives over five short months is impossible for me to express.  She is perfect in every way - a ray of sunshine.  I can't imagine loving her any more than I do - even though my love for her grows in every way, every single day.  When the judge recounted what this responsibility means, Ted and I looked at each other and we each knew what the other one was thinking - what a weird and tangled road we've traveled - full of the lowest lows and the highest highs.  Yesterday was one of those highs - a blessing of the highest form.



* Photos courtesy of one very proud and excited grandma.

13 comments:

Chantel said...

So glad to be able to see your posts again!!! Congrats on all the exciting things going on in your family!

Kimberly Bonheim Birbrower said...

This post made me overwhelmingly happy. I love every word of it. I love the photos and I love that Myla is actually starting to LOOK LIKE YOU AND TED! It seems like a whole other kind of miracle, I am so happy for you and your growing beautiful, wonderful family. xxxooo

Anonymous said...

So glad to be able to see your blogs again!! Congrats on your adoption and pregnancy!
Grace

Egreeno said...

Shedding a few tears here reading this. Love to all of you!

Kate Getzschman said...

So thrilled for you guys! Congratulations, hope there is lots of peace all around you all.

Jayden's Mommy said...

Congratulations. It's wonderful. And yes definitely a high amazing blessing. Much Love Abby!!!

Seeing Each Day said...

So lovely to view the photos of the event. That's wonderful news. this is going to sound a bit silly, but she looks so comfortable, so 'obvious', like as if she's thinking 'this is a enjoyable day out and all and that lady in that important chair seems nice but why is she saying my mum and dad and now my mum and dad? Who else would they be?' Renee

Leslie K. said...

This post gave me chills and made me tear up! What a momentous and special day. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Writing this with tears of happiness for you in my eyes. What magnificent news! It's just so thrilling. And I thought I was the only one who saw Myla's resemblance to her parents, but she really looks like you!!!

Congratulations!

robyn said...

This makes me so happy. I am so happy that this day has finally come. She is one lucky little girl!

Rose said...

Wonderful!! So wonderful!! Xoxo

Taryn said...

I've clearly been away too long! This is such sweet news! Congratulations! So glad she's forever yours!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that your blog is public again and am so incredibly happy about your adoption and pregnancy! You are so resilient and wise and seeing your blog again was like visiting an old friend. I'm cheering for you and your beautiful family.

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