With that he began signing the necessary papers. The first document he signed was the Decree of Adoption. Once he signed that he gave it to our attorney who took it to be filed and get the necessary certified copies. Then he signed the Record of Adoption so that Steven's birth certificate could be changed. Then he had another paper and he said, "While those papers that I just signed are important, this is the most important because it gets us (meaning the system) out of your lives." I can't put into words the relief that I feel having that step completed!
After all the signings and the congratulations from the Judge, the Court Services Officer, our attorney and Steven's support worker, the Judge gave Steven a teddy bear. We then took some pictures with the Judge.
|Judge Henderson with our family of five!|
|Mommy, Steven and Mr. Curtis, Steven's Support Worker, whom we did monthly visits with.|