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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tyler's Readoption if Finally Complete!

On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, one week before our Family Anniversary, we completed Tyler's readoption in the state of Wisconsin. It was quite painless and not even very hard to get the paperwork done, but did require a nearly $300 bill from the social worker to complete the report required by the courts-although I know that is fairly reasonable compared to other adoptive families' stories.
We really only needed the readopt to legally change his name-not to make him ours-it was kind of cute on Tuesday morning-we had the whole day off chores, and that does not happen very often at all, so when Tyler woke up, we were all in the house. He climbed in bed with "Daddy" (it's very rarely Baba" anymore-and told him, "I want to go see the man who will make me Tyler Waughtal forever"
He has an extreme abhorrence for anything to do with Taiwan at the moment, and when we had explained that his name was not really Tyler yet, he was furious and would not allow any further discussion about his Taiwanese name.
So, we are pleased that "Tyler" is now official, and we are feeling blessed to have almost a year with our little man!

The judge presented Tyler with the choise of teddy bears following his readoption-he was all smiles when he was showing it off to us in the car.
Ourside the courthouse-yes it was very cold, and a very bright sun, hence not many smiles

It was an old courthouse-not a sign around that we could take our picture by, but we are happy!!
Check back next week, as there will be much to say about our one year anniversary!!
We will take a trip down memory lane and ponder the entire adoption experience!


Joe and Jane said...

Congrats to Tyler and your family! You all look so happy, rightfully so!

I had to laugh at your choice of blog music because David Nevue is what I play when the kids get wild. Jia always says, "Okay, let's turn down the lights and listen to Mama's piano music!"

Sarah k said...

WOO HOO!!! Congratulations!!! This is huge and wonderful news. He is completely and utterly YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Praise the LORD!!!!!!

Sarah k

Stefanie said...

Congrats to your family, and especially to Tyler! Love the picture of him in the car with the teddy bear :-) We have Eiley's official re-adoption (or whatever it's officially called) on St. Patrick's day - it will be nice to have that done!
Can't wait to read about your one year anniversary!

Lori said...

Congratulations on Tyler's readoption - and how fun that he is old enough to "get it". :):):) All of the kids look amazing and I can't believe it will be almmost a year already!

Congratulations Tyler Waughtal!!!

Shana said...

Congrats on the official re-naming of Tyler! A big day for all!