Like it or not, you're one of us now!
Since both Mike and I traveled to China, we didn't have to readopt once in the US to make it official because it was finalized in China (if only one of us had traveled, we would have had to finalize in the US). However, in MA, you do need to readopt if you want a US birth certificate. So, off to court we went. My mom and Mike's parents joined us. I kept Jason out of school for the morning because it was important to me that we were all there. The judge asked Jason how he likes being a big brother and then talked to Mike about hockey. Jess went right up to the judge and said hi which is unusual for her. The Plymouth lawyers donate money to buy teddy bears for all of the children who are adopted. Jess loves her new teddy. Mike had to go to work afterward but the rest of us went to the Hearth and Kettle for breakfast before I dropped Jason at school and Jess at the sitter's.
Grandparents and grandkids waiting for the judge
Mike and the kids waiting
Before leaving, we got a group picture.