Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Official

Last week we got an unexpected call from our Lawyer that there was an opening for a hearing on Tuesday, Feb 28th for adopting Norah!  This was very unexpected since we were planning on the end of March or April to get a hearing date.  So we made it work with our crazy life and drove all the way to Georgetown Colorado yesterday for our adoption hearing.  It is not easy have 3 children, 3 and under go to 3 different places, but I had so much help!

Everything went great with the hearing!  It was easy, fun, and Norah was so cute.
My favorite part, when Brett was asked what Norah calls him, "well it depends on the day, most days she calls me dadda, but others it's dadderton."  and then Norah bursts out loud, "Dadderton!"

Can you even believe it?  That is has gone by so fast, and so smooth!  We have been blessed tremendously and have seen Gods hand throughout this entire process.  He has taken care of our every need from money, to lawyer, to paperwork, to help from others, to home study, to everything!
We seriously cannot thank all of you who have helped so much as well, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Norah is a true blessing

Here are a few photos from the event
A special day deserves a special treat, how about a pink donut!

Getting ready for our 2 hour journey to the mountains

On the road

Norah with our Adoption Attorney Seth Grob

Wrong way Dadda!

This is the right door

Just waiting for our hearing

proud mama

proud dada

Here we go!

And it's official Norah is a Goodlin.....
(she is getting heavy)



  1. Hey guys - this is so beautiful! I'm so thankful it all worked out. Love you all so much! Jacob

  2. I can't even begin to tell you guys how happy I am for you! Congrats!!

  3. Congrats. You are amazing. Such a beautiful heart you have Jenn. And Norah is simply adorable. I'm very happy for you guys.

  4. My heart is bursting to read this! Now you can just enjoy being a family. Sweet. :)

  5. So happy for you guys. :-) What a journey it's been!

  6. That is so awesome....I am so glad for you. I have a picture when we had Ashley's adoption, they said please raise your right hand and Ashley raised both of her hands when we raised our right hands! It was so cute. Ashley was 19 days away from being a year old when her adoption was final. What a great day and I know you will cherish this day as much as I do Ashley's.

    God bless you and your family.
    Ann Marie

  7. Congratulations! That is so exciting! And I didn't comment before, but I watched the video you made for Norah, and it was so sweet. It made me want to cry. :-)

  8. First of all, I am so happy that Norah is officially part of your family! I know this must have been a hard road to walk but God is working it all back together. Secondly, I have some friends who are in the process of adopting their 3rd son and they use Seth as their lawyer and love him! I just thought that was a fun little fact. And lastly, I was in CO recently and could have sworn I saw you and your girls in Target. I was in a hurry so I didn't stop, and later I wondered what I would have said. "Hi, I was introduced to your blog by Sarah Cz and now I read your story and pray for you guys". Well I guess when I put it that way it's not too weird. Anyway, I am so happy Norah has a permanent home. :) - Emily


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