Getting Served

March 24, 2007 at 7:15 am | Posted in Adoption Updates | 3 Comments

Yesterday was another milestone for us in our adoption process…we appeared in court to get an interim order of custody for Henry.  Because we cannot finalize our adoption for 6 months we are technically considered his foster parents.  As part of the finalization process we had to appear in front of a judge who quickly reviewed our petition to formally adopt Henry.  We were sworn in, asked some very basic questions and the judge approved our request.  The paperwork will be processed giving us sole and complete custody which, barring any problems,  should be completed mid-August.

Henry as the named minor in the court action has to be served legal papers which really means the Sheriff has to touch the paper to his skin and he is considered “served.”  Here is the pic (our attny took the picture for us and unfortunately she was moving around a bit…hence the blurry shot):

If you can tell Sophie is very busy checking out the plastic badge the Sheriff gave her and wondering what duties she is now empowered with.

In the end we spent more time driving in the car and looking for parking than we did in front of the judge and Sheriff.  But it was fun to watch Sophie check out all the city sites and put one more step behind us in the process of completing our family.  It was an emotional day for all of us…too bad we couldn’t all sack out in the car on the way home:



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  1. We just got our court dates yesterday! I can’t believe it is almost finished! May 1st is the BIG DAY!!!
    6 months will go by fast. Congrats!

  2. Just one more step for you and me!!!

    (and then MORE paperwork…) 🙂

  3. Congrats!

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