Tuesday, December 29, 2009


A year later our girl is legally ours in the eyes of the U.S. Her name is legally Naomi and we ordered a US birth certificate.

I thought it was just a "business" thing. It was way more emotional than that. I think part of the emotion was that it reminded me of all the procedural stuff in China just a year ago. We have been a family of five for just over a year.

All five of us had to raise our right hands and swear to tell the truth . . . What an experience for my boys.

Family of Five with the judge behind his bench.

Zach helping stamp all the legal documents.

My beautiful girl. Wild and Free

A daddy's girl.
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Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

Congrats Amy! I am so happy for your beautiful family. And Naomi has grown so much in this past year. I just sat down last night to figure out how to complete the re-adoption process. Needless to say I am making a phone call to my social worker this morning. It's a little confusing!
Congrats again on this glorious re-adoption day!

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Wonderful pics for a wonderful day Amy! Congratulations. I may have some questions for you very soon. We can't decide whether to do this at 6 months or 1 year. I'm thinking 1 year would be better for us.

Our Journey to Leilah Grace said...

Such beautiful pictures of everyone!
So happy for your sweet family.

Sheri (Leilah Di and Olivia Xia's Mommy...and Mom to many more!)