Thank goodness the state did not catch wind of Henry's Halloween costume debacle and we went to court Friday, November 20 to finalize his adoption. Henry is now, officially, my boy. Sorry I don't have pictures of the event-- I was busy holding Henry, wiping runny noses (we all had colds), and hosing Olivia down with Tylenol to take any pictures. Family members did, however, so I'll post those when I get them.
Friday was National Adoption Day, so the courthouse was abuzz with media taking pictures and interviewing people. I got asked questions by a local paper and between my cold and being caught off-guard, I don't know that I said anything printable, much less profound. I should have come prepared with talking points. :-) Olivia was quite a hit with the photographers however, as she performed various poses.
We didn't expect any hurdles on the road to adopting Henry, so the hearing was very routine. However, it is still such a relief to have all the legalities behind us on that big bundle of love. Now it's just full-time snuggling (and feeding) with no timeouts for paperwork!