- Do you understand that this child can inherit from you, and you from the child?
- Do you promise to provide for the child's needs?
- Do you promise to love and nurture the child?
It was a happy day. The kids had been waiting for a home for a long time. It can be tough to place teenagers--many people prefer younger kids. And just one as opposed to a pair. But I know these kids will light up their parents' lives--they are incredible, smart, and strong.
It was not my first adoption finalization, but of course I don't remember my own, which took place when I was six months old. But I have asked my parents about it and have recreated the moment many times in my mind. I know it was every bit as meaningful and touching as what I witnessed today. The making of a family.