Today Bethany and Kaden became Gilbartes, again!
When we adopted from DR Congo,
they didn't require at that time (I don't know whether or not they do now)
readoption the US, but my parents wanted to make the paper work simpler for them when Bethany and Kaden were older.
Now they will have all the paper work, including birth certificates, etc., here.
There ceremony was closed to the public and was really nice!
The judge has adopted several kids herself and was really sweet to Kaden and Bethany.
Kaden was so funny!
After the judge came in and sat down she looked at Kaden and asked,
"So, Mr. Kaden, we are here to talk all about you!"
Kaden looked up excitedly and then glanced towards Bethany asking,
"And Defany, too?"
He is still so sweet towards her.
In the car she dropped her blanket on the floor and he picked it up for her saying,
"Here you, sweetheart!"
I don't know where he heard someone say that, but I sure was cute to hear!
Kaden was so excited when the judge gave him the folder of papers and told him it was his to keep.
in this pictures they are pressing the seal on their papers.
some how, even though Bethany had a night diaper on, she wet through it and leaked on the chair.
We are so thankful that Kaden and Bethany are forever Gilbartes.
Our adoption journey to them had it's ups and downs, but it is so worth it.
They are such blessings and we honestly cannot imagine life without them.