This is Aubrey. Last week, she was given a new name. This sweet girl came into Jon and Erin's lives nine months ago and they just celebrated her adoption finalization.
I've shared before how significant an adoption finalization is for a family. At this court hearing, testimonies are made that an adoption is in the best interests of the child, a judge ensures that all of the legal requirements have been met, and a Decree of Adoption is issued.
Last week Jon and Erin became Aubrey's legal parents; a new birth certificate was issued with their names noted as father and mother. It's the last step finalizing what began in their hearts long ago. Aubrey is now their daughter; she now has their last name and a rich inheritance of love in this family.
Enjoy this glimpse into the day their daughter became theirs forever.