Well, it’s official. With the state that is. Copeland Beau Galvan is officially adopted into our family & that feels… well.. unreal. Last week I was a little MIA for a day & I said that something exciting was happening. Court was the thing that was happening. Court for us last week was quite exciting and quite unreal. Court isn’t always a great place to be, but this time it was one of the best moments of my life. Copeland Beau was born February 6th & though he was “ours” the state made it extra official last week at a court hearing that was about 20 minutes long in a court room that was packed with our friends and family on a blazing hot Tuesday afternoon. This whole adoption process was a little scary since it was our first time [I’m sure they are all scary even for seasoned people in the adoption process] but the court date was one that I was really nervous for because I had no idea what it would look like.
Well, it was a whole lot of tears, prayers, and official sounding terms that all just added up to us being parents of our favorite little man: Copeland Beau Galvan. I honestly don’t have many words to say other than I’m thankful & honored to have Cope as our son. I did write something to say in front of court & I wanted to share that here with you guys today. I cried the whole way through this so I’m not sure anyone even understood me, but this is what I wrote:
“Copeland Beau. Today the court says you are officially ours. But little does everyone know that you have always been ours. Every time I look at your face I see God’s plan & that was that you were ours. From the moment you came into the world & we locked eyes for the first time… you were ours. You came in so gentle & without a sound. You observed the room & the new world around you & never cried until your fourth day of life when we put you in the car seat. nothing has changed. You are the biggest bundle of joy & you literally make everyone smile, even complete strangers, as you light up that room with your toothless grin. They say no baby is perfect, but Cope you are perfectly ours. After waiting for years to grow our family & after losing so many of your brothers & sisters along the way… God knew that you were supposed to be perfectly ours & today the court acknowledges that as well. We love you Copeland beau Galvan & promise to raise you to the best of our ability, to know & to love God, & to be the best person you can be… we will encourage all of your dreams, support all of your talents, & most of all enjoy that beautiful smile of yours even as it gets more teeth… we love you Cope, love mom and dad.
I also want to take a second to acknowledge Cope’s birth mom today & thank her for choosing us to raise Copeland. She is an amazing woman who inspires me to be the best mom I can be. We are forever grateful for her decision & hope that everyone who learns our story, but most of all Cope, knows that he is so loved by her & by so many & that is why we are his parents. Cope you have a huge village surrounding you, loving you, and cheering you on for the rest of your life.. some of them are in this room today. I hope you always like hugs and kisses like you do now… because your life will be filled with them. Thank you to everyone who could make it today & for supporting us through our adoption.. we can’t say it enough… thank you and we love you. “
Thank you guys for being with us every step of our journey including our adoption journey.. it means the absolute world to us to have you here on every part of our journey from home decor to the farm to infertility to adoption… can’t thank you enough for the prayers and good vibes that got us to this day. Thank you! xx