Thursday, February 14, 2013

ONCE UPON A TIME...

This is how our love story began.  
Almost 20 years later the story continues.  
Today we officially added another "VIP" to our family.
Jovante Chalas Rodriguez is now Joseph Chalas Orton.
We took the hour long trip south to the Manchester Courthouse. 
The kids were excited to skip a day of school.
 We were met by some most awesome people...Kim Brady from Make-A-Wish (talking to Kayla) and my sister Jenny.  We are grateful for their support.
 We waited anxiously in the lobby for our turn.
 And while we waited, we visited with one another.







And then we took some fun family photos.




 Sometimes we're a hard group to photograph.






 Then we got to go into the courtroom with the judge where the whole proceedings took less than 5 minutes...and that included pictures.



We signed the papers and made it official.
HOORAY for ADOPTION DAY!

7 comments:

  1. Yeah! So happy for you! I barely recognized my twin! And your hubby!

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  2. Congratulations on such a special day for all of your family--Welcome sweet Jo Jo!

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  3. congrats, such a special day.

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  4. Congrats to the entire Orton family! This brings back so many great memories of our own adoption 22 years ago. So happy for you.

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  5. Congrats! Lucky family and lucky little boy.
    Loves from the Smiths in Florida (your old bestie)

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