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BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UltraDork
12/1/22 8:51 p.m.

Spring of 2017 my wife and I had been married for less than a year when we heard from a family friend about a 6 year old kid who needed a place to stay. Since it was just the two of us and we had an extra bedroom, we made the decision to welcome her into our home. It didn't take long for her to unofficially become part of our family.

Long story, some drama happened, and we became her legal guardians.

We've since added two more little girls to the household the old fashioned way, and she loves being a big sister. Seriously the most fun loving and big-hearted kid I've ever known. She was my intro to being a dad and I couldn't imagine life without her in the family.

Now she's 11 years old, and this morning we had a court hearing where she was officially placed in our home for adoption. Finalization should happen in February, but all the hard stuff is done.

This is something we've been hoping and praying for but weren't sure it would ever happen. We waded and waited through a whole lot of E36 M3, stress, and anxiety to get to this point... but holy crap we made it through.

I'm not sure how to begin processing it all. Heck I'm not sure how to convince myself that it's actually real; but eating egg rolls and re-watching The Mandalorian with the kid seems like a good start.

Hug your kids, hug your family, hug your dogs/cats/ducks. Look out for each other. In the end, that's more important than a whole lot of other stuff.

G'night, all.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon UltraDork
12/1/22 8:55 p.m.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
12/1/22 8:59 p.m.

Awesome, Congrats.

 

Yep, being a Dad is the best and most rewarding job in the world.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/1/22 9:12 p.m.

I'm shedding a tear of joy for you...really.  I've waded through that E36 M3 and know how long and hard the journey is!

So happy! Happy for you two and so happy for her! 

Thanks for the sharing and thanks for the update. 

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
12/1/22 9:17 p.m.

Awesome news!

 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
12/1/22 9:18 p.m.

Now she is officially your daughter, and will be forever. Wonderful!

Slippery
Slippery PowerDork
12/1/22 9:22 p.m.

This is great! Very happy for you guys!

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
12/1/22 9:29 p.m.

Congratulations!  What a great story for all of you.   We adopted a girl that turns 20 this month.  

Since she's from Korea we've told her she can contact her birth parents if she desires at some point in life then she told me we were her Mom and Dad and wasn't interested.  Then I cried.   
 

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Duke
Duke MegaDork
12/1/22 9:30 p.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

That's a wonderful story. Congratulations!

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
12/1/22 10:03 p.m.

There is nothing better that you can be than the Daddy of a daughter. 
 

Congratulations to both of you!

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
12/1/22 11:01 p.m.

Good work.  Congratulations.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/2/22 12:22 a.m.

Who's cutting onions? Why are we cutting onions in the bedroom?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/2/22 12:40 a.m.

Much congratulations. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
12/2/22 1:24 a.m.

In reply to BlueInGreen - Jon :

Super hero's exist. The day you took her in to your home you became one.   

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
12/2/22 7:28 a.m.

So awesome! Congratulations to all of you!!

TJL (Forum Supporter)
TJL (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/2/22 7:47 a.m.

Words cant explain what it means to bring a child from a bad situation and giving them the family and life they deserve. 
 

You, John, datsun310 and anyone else who has done it, you are amazing. 

birdmayne
birdmayne Reader
12/2/22 8:57 a.m.

That's beautiful. 

Congratulations to you and to her! Thank you for sharing. 

 

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
12/2/22 9:02 a.m.
mtn said:

Who's cutting onions? Why are we cutting onions in the bedroom?

See you're supposed to steer clear of cutting directly into the root, but someone did that in the bathroom. Those devils...

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/2/22 10:12 a.m.

I love this story!  Enjoy your family!

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
12/2/22 11:13 a.m.

Congratulations!

 

BenB
BenB HalfDork
12/2/22 11:18 a.m.

That's awesome! Congratulations!

CAinCA
CAinCA HalfDork
12/2/22 11:24 a.m.

Congratulations! This is a HUuuuuggggee win. 

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
12/2/22 11:38 a.m.

Outstanding news!  Good job for your whole family!

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
12/2/22 11:47 a.m.

Fantastic!

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ SuperDork
12/2/22 12:46 p.m.
Datsun310Guy said:

Congratulations!  What a great story for all of you.   We adopted a girl that turns 20 this month.  

Since she's from Korea we've told her she can contact her birth parents if she desires at some point in life then she told me we were her Mom and Dad and wasn't interested.  Then I cried.   
 

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Then you went and made me cry reading that you dirty rat. smiley

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