Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Day!

Last week, my son Jake and his wonderful wife Heather, went to court. It was a very special day. The parental rights of Grace's biological mother were terminated. Grace is now 5 and such a special girl. Bio-mom didn't oppose the termination, rather a sad case, she certainly didn't want/need children. Yet, as I've said before, we received a gift from God when Heather and Jake met. She and Grace absolutely adore eachother and they're an adorable family.

On November 5, 2008 - in 3 weeks, Heather will formally adopt Gracie. Grace is so fortunate, she's had Heather for 3 years, now it will be legal. We're so incredibly lucky !


Dee said...


PARTY TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet pictures of the girls. Heather is such a perfect Mother to Grace and wife to Jake. I love seeing them together. The love just SHINES !

kate said...

HOOOORRRRAAAAYYYY!!!! That is such fantastic news; it took way too long. Heather and Grace and Jake BELONG together. I'm so, so happy for you all.

Anonymous said...

Yay! That is so cool. I'm confused though, won't Jake AND Heather be doing the adopting, or just Heather?

Blank Girl said...

Dear CopsWife,

Grace is Jake's biological daughter and my step-daughter (although I hate that term, it just rubs me the wrong way -- so many negative connotations associated with "step" kids). Grace's birth mom kind of jumped ship when Grace was 8 mos. old and has not been back on a regular basis ever since. As such, Grace was searching for a mommy for a really long time and I'm so glad that I can finally LEGALLY be her mom. :) It won't change anything for Jake but it will make a world of difference for me and Grace.

tallulah said...

We have adopted 4 out of our 5 children. People always say how lucky our kids are to have us, but I always think how luck I AM to have had the chance to call these special people my kids!

Congratulations to your family!

Anonymous said...

blank girl, ahhhhh, now it's clear. Now that's what I get for jumping in on the middle of a story. So happy for you guys. That's wonderful.