Today, we have an answer to that question. In our case, it took one year, five months and 21 days from our first meeting with our surrogacy agency in India until our paperwork to become a family with an order of adoption for both dads for both kids was final. I realize that others' journeys down this road may take longer; but, I am sharing this with you, dear readers, to let you know--if you are on a similar path--that there is an end to all of the paperwork and legal documents and getting there feels really incredible!
Today is an incredible day for our family as it represents a milestone we've reached after what seems like a very long journey, even though I know that our journey wasn't nearly as long as some people.
Today feels like another birthday for my kids, and another anniversary for me all rolled into one.
Today, I am proud that, despite some serious backwardness regarding LGBT issues, we live in a state that recognizes that families are all different, and the state has an interest in promoting stability through legal recognition.
Today, we reaffirm our commitment to our kids and to each other.
Love to all!