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And So It Shall Be…

The Honorable Judge smiled down on us today and did something that has NEVER been done in our county before…she agreed to grant two, single women the right to adopt the same child. The laws were finally read and interpreted the way they should be and next week wednesday we will, after 20 months of waiting, finally be able to adopt the boy who has always been our son…officially. He has been OUR son since he was placed with us at two days old. But to finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that he will forever be ours is a relief like no other. He has been TPR'd almost a year (July 25th will be a year), in the courts eyes an orphan. But never has he been without parents, at least not in our eyes and hearts. 

This is HUGE and will hopefully help other gay couples adopt in our area. All parties involved were going on and on about how HUGE this was today…and how the agency will likely re-evaluate how it handles adoption with gays. Likely, meaning they will be able to recruit more gays to foster/adopt.

After next week I will be even more relieved. One small step today! One giant leap! I just got word via Facebook that our sons adopted older sister (one year older than him) and her new family, whom we have developed a relationship with, will come to the adoption next week! How cool is that!?

5 Responses

  1. wait.. wHAT??? you BOTH will be on the birth certificate????
    HOLY CRAP!!! Is this going to make headlines? Do the next people have to jump through the same hoops.. or just get the same judge?
    Agency as in.. the state of wisconsin???

  2. Yay!! I’m very happy for you Anne! And little guy. What a relief and what a great begining to some changes of stupid laws. I hope you are at home celebrating with those little kids right now!

  3. That is sooooo awesome!!! Congrats to you both. You have paved the way for other gay/lesbian couples.

  4. I just came across your blog. I see I have some reading up to do. 🙂
    Congratulations to you and your family.

  5. Thanks, and thanks for stopping by…I have been reading your blog for awhile and we have the shared Foster experiences…I feel all your pain, the system is a mess no matter where you live…

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