March 3, 2010

3 Brothers, 2 Families

And a happily ever after.

Two years ago this month we received a call about 2 cute, little boys who needed a safe, loving, forever home. We were also told about their older brother who, for the best interest of all 3 boys, 
would be moved to a different home.
We contempleted A LOT about whether or not we should just try it and take all three boys together and make it work no matter the challenges.
Of course, ideally, it is hoped to keep biological children together. 
But it never felt right.
Our adoption was finalized 8 months later, and older brothers was not.
We prayed for him and worried about him.
We visited and called.
His adoption journey was a little a bit of moving around
and a lot of waiting,
but I'm pretty sure he would say it was worth it.
As of this weekend,
He is now legally and officially adopted
 into a committed and loving family perfect for him.
We feel excitement, joy, relief for him and his family.
It was a beautiful day at the courthouse
for the judge, caseworkers, and all others involved these last 2 1/2 years
 to see all 3 boys doing so well.
Not a week goes by in our house without mention of older brother.
I'm soo glad that we're able to keep contact and continue to foster the relationship of
3 brothers, and 2 different families.

AnneMarie said...


It was good to see you this weekend, even if only for a few minutes. Hope to see you again soon!

Nate & Emily said...

Cute pics! Thats so great- glad he's got a good family and that your boys do too!! It was good to see you and we'll have to talk again soon.

nancy said...

Cute pics of all the boys

Jenny said...

That is so exciting! I have been wondering about their brother...glad everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Such cute boys!

Stefanie Hyer said...

Awe they are all so cute! I am glad also!

mommy said...

yay, i'm so glad you got to go!