On Saturday Brian and I were so, so blessed to get to attend the final adoption hearing of Mena, Cassandra, Alondra, and Jose – children so precious to us.
When we got there the kids were so excited that we had come – and could not wait to say that they were part of a forever family. Mena and Cassandra came to live with us over two years ago, and it was such a blessing to get to be a part of this day.
Saturday was National Adoption Day, so we got to be a part of a celebratory balloon release with all the other families that were there to complete adoptions. There were seven families there that day, adopting a total of 13 children.
I think that because it was the final adoption hearing, Cassandra was under the impression that she may not see us anymore. We reassured her that we will see her again very soon, and that we will always be a part of her family!
After the hearing, their mom and dad had a large group of family, us, and a couple of the caseworkers from their case over for a fiesta! We ate (really, very good) food, played with the kids, and celebrated their new family. There was even another couple there that spoke fluent English, which was very exciting, and made things a little easier.
We are so happy for their family. We are so thankful for their mom and dad who we know will be a wonderful family for the kids. Praise God for happy endings like this one! There is nothing much more beautiful than to watch a family in the making, and to see the gospel lived out through adoption.