Friday, March 30, 2012

"Yes Sir, it is"

Four words that...
  • Made my day yesterday
  • Culminated 18 months of work
  • Spoken by a 17 year old, made a grown man cry
Those four words were spoken by MaryAnna yesterday in response to this statement and question, made by the Judge in our Adoption Finalization hearing: "MaryAnna, in the State of Ohio, you are old enough to have a say in your own adoption.  You have signed a consent form agreeing to this adoption, but I need to ask you directly, is it your wish to be adopted by Paul and Trish Perger and become a part of their family forever?"

"Yes Sir, It Is."

For those of you who are newer to my blog, Trish and I adopted Chyenne, now 11 years old, almost two years ago.  MaryAnna is Chyenne's biological sister and we had regular visits with her that began before the adoption of Chyenne was complete.

About 18 months ago, the adoption of MaryAnna became a possibility.  About a year ago, it became a reality, but we have hit legal snag after legal snag over the past year, but yesterday we finally didn't hit a snag.  Yesterday the Judge finally signed the papers and MaryAnna became a Perger.  In every sense of the word other than Legally she has been one for some time, but now she is a Perger in every sense of the word.


The Judge, Trish, MaryAnna, Me, Chyenne, Jonathon
Unfortunately, Josh (my eldest, a student at The University of Akron) had a test and some papers due and he was unable to be with us.

Until Next Time,
Paul

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a monumental day in the Perger family!

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  2. Congratulations to you all - lovely family!

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  3. That is excellent! Real family is not "who you were born with" -it is who you choose to stay with forever.

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  4. Congratulations doesn't seem like nearly enough to say when you've added such joy to your family - may God bless you all with wonderful times together. blessings, marlene

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  5. Aww, congratulations!!! Beautiful family :o)

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  6. Great news and you all look so happy!

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  7. Congratulations, the picture is worth a thousand words!

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  8. Congratulations. I do know how it feels, though mine were young and not able to say those words. You have a terrific family there and I know that you cherish every one of them.

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  9. How wonderful! God's Blessings to the WHOLE Perger clan!! ~Karin Eitrheim Maas

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  10. Congratulations! What a happy day to officially add your daughter to your family!

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  11. Congratulations, Paul. All the hard work paid off. Lane

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