The best part about being adopted is you get TWO days to celebrate YOU! Obviously we celebrate Callen’s birthday, but every year in June (exactly six months from his birth) we get to celebrate the day he became officially ours forever. Since his birthday falls around Christmas, I think we really enjoy Adoption Day a little more…the only setback is his cousin’s birthday is on the same date so we have to share that day…but that just means more cake and more parties! We never want to forget that feeling when we had official access to his records and he no longer belonged to an adoption agency…he was ours! No more home visits, no more paperwork, no more proving we were fit to be his parents…no more hurdles to jump through. It is crazy how having a child biologically is SO MUCH EASIER than adoption. We had to really prove that we could handle this versus just showing that our DNA matches…but he was worth it!
Here are a couple of pics of Callen at six months in the court room:
Then here is one on the first anniversary of his Adoption Day at a year and a half…
Finally this year as he waits for cake…hard to believe it has been TWO years!!
The Good news is: On June 14th, 2013 Callen became an heir to the Tyndall throne. We give God the glory for leading us to our child and making our family of three. I know that every moment of my life led me to parent him and for that I am thankful.