Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Celebrating Adoption Day

We recently celebrated my youngest son's Adoption Day.  Sixteen years ago a German judge signed the adoption decree making our son's adoption final.  The crazy part is we didn’t even realize it had been done until we happened to check our German mailbox.  J’s birthmother, my husband, and I had all signed the paperwork weeks earlier.

Even though J had been with us since birth, it was very exciting to get the paperwork that made J a legal family member.  It meant a trip to Frankfurt to the Consulate to get his name changed on his passport.  We also had to apply for a new Certificate of Birth Abroad from the Consulate with his new last name.  We had to get a new German birth certificate with his new last name.  This child has MANY different birth certificates.  

How did we celebrate?
Because our family schedule is beyond crazy right now, J's celebration took place over multiple days rather than just on his day.  We had crepes for breakfast one morning.  We had delicious chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting one night for dessert.  We enjoyed time as a family hanging out and playing games.

You will find me on the couch with chocolate enjoying time with my family.  

Linking up with:

No Bohns About It


  1. I love the idea of celebrating for a week. We might start doing that in our circus. Thanks for linking up!

  2. We always celebrated my "adoption day", as well. THanks for sharing on the linkUp { and.... MMMM- crepes and chocolate!}

  3. You had me at crepes....We also focus on time as a family for my kids adoption days.