This morning at the Jackson County Juvenile Court in Medford, Oregon, Mesfin Paul West became Nathaniel Mesfin Paul West, and is now re-adopted in the State of Oregon.
Here is some pictures from our morning:
Our family in the court room waiting on the judge. Don't we look cute? Even color coordinated (I made my not-so-happy husband go back into the house and change because his 1st outfit didn't match.)
The judge came out and spoke to us for a few minutes.
Then the judge spoke to Nathaniel.
After the judge had signed the official court decree and the pretty certificate of adoption.
The judge was such a good sport and let Nathaniel wear her robe while sitting where she sits.
After the ceremony, we went to the Black Bear Diner to celebrate! Nathaniel was very happy that we were all there to celebrate him...
...no I mean REALLY happy!!!
Thank you to Grandma West, Auntie Shelli and Ms. Mary for celebrating this special day with us!