Josiah is FINALIZED!!

Oh my goodness!! Got an email yesterday from the lawyer in VA… VA is a paper finalization state, so we knew we would not know the date until after the fact.

I must admit, I really enjoy the formality of the courtroom finalization that we do in PA. The seriousness, the affirmation, and enjoying the caseworkers getting to say hello/goodbye. That sense of completeness…

An email and a “He is finalized as of October 29,2014”

and it is now November the 4th; just is anticlimactic.

Here are some pictures of the journey…

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finalized on ELI on May1, 2013 got the call about Josiah May 17, 2013

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Norfolk Sentara Hospital

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Chesapeake Bay bridge

a friend Joanie helped with accommodations for us after meeting Josiah in Norfolk

a friend Joanie helped with accommodations for us after meeting Josiah in Norfolk

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Richmond VCU Hospital

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back to PA to drop off kids

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Nicole the caseworker and Josiah’s nurses at Norfolk Sentara

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Ray meeting his son, Josiah.

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Eli having a meltdown at Richmond hospital before taking him back to PA.

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Josiah in Richmond hospital

 

my high school friend Polly helped with housing in Fairfax! God provided for us all the way!!

my high school friend Polly helped with housing in Fairfax! God provided for us all the way!!

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First week in church

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snuggles with Faith

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trying to like a hug by Eli

Josiah and I visiting Ian at football camp.

Josiah and I visiting Ian at football camp.

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Josiah and ME :)

Josiah and ME 🙂

 

Phone call and our yes; packing to travel to VA; meeting Josiah; travelling back; calling an ambulance; in Richmond hospital; driving back to PA to drop three kids off while leaving Josiah in the hospital; driving back; staying with him in the hospital for a few more days; travel to Fairfax to stay with a friend while waiting on ICPC; problem with ICPC; Ray travels to Harrisburg with Ian to complete what was missing; ICPC approval; coming home; delay due to filing for SSI, subsidy; etc… now Josiah is almost 18 months old (NOV 14th) and we are FINALIZED!! whoo hoo!! BREAK OUT THE FIREWORKS!!!

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