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Long ago and oh so far away...

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Kewcumber Thu 22-Oct-09 18:57:01

... DS became my son in every way that mattered, in my eyes, in his eyes and according to the laws of Kazakhstan.

Two and a half long and bureaucratic years later the UK courts finally recognised that Ds was indeed my lovely boy. He is now officially a Gherkin.

For anyone who doesn't know the story this is the photographic journey (quicker than reading the blog!)

Check out my profile for todays photos - I will remove them after a short time as the judge probably isn't expecting to appear on the internet!

When the judge pronounced that she was granting the adoption order, I whispered to DS "what do you say to the Judge?" and he shouted really loudly...


Afterwards his legal guardian came up to me and said the judge was very moved and said in all her years as a judge she'd never been thanked by a child.

What a boy... what must I have done in a previous to get this lucky? I have decided I must have been Florence Nightinggale!

Happy day


Ewe Thu 22-Oct-09 18:59:53

Wow, HUGE Congratulations! Such a moving story, and your DS is just lovely

Hope you're treating yourself to some wine/chocolate/whatever grin

ShowOfHands Thu 22-Oct-09 19:04:27

Brilling. Congratulations and well done to you. He always sounds like such a lovely boy.

ProfessorLaytonIsMyZombieSlave Thu 22-Oct-09 19:04:57

Wow, congratulations!

Great pictures, too.

colditz Thu 22-Oct-09 19:13:38

oh kew


I have followed the story of you and Daniel from the very beginning, because he's about the same age as my Daniel and I rmember thinking how wonderful it was to have a baby that age.

he's grown so much, he's a credit you you, Kew/.

TheRedQueen Thu 22-Oct-09 19:14:00

Many, many congratulations to you both. What a gorgeous little boy.

BubbaAndBump Thu 22-Oct-09 19:14:37

I'm in tears. You're so clever and kind and lucky and kind (I know I said that twice).

He is gorgeous - the one of him on his bike could be from a catalogue!!

Congratulations to you all

hollyhobbie Thu 22-Oct-09 19:14:57

tears in my eyes...

Big Congratulations


francaghostohollywood Thu 22-Oct-09 19:16:27

Congratulations! (I find myself really moved)

Monsterspam Thu 22-Oct-09 19:16:45

You have made me cry!

Big (un-mumsnet style) hugs to you and your lovely boy, he's gorgeous.

smugsy Thu 22-Oct-09 19:26:32

I cant watch the whole in tears. Such a beautiful little boy.

BFQi Thu 22-Oct-09 19:27:03

Very many congratulations!

PandaG Thu 22-Oct-09 19:29:44

Congratulations Kewcumber! He just gets more and more gorgeous as he gets older!

iWantAPooAtPauls Thu 22-Oct-09 19:31:37

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

LaurieScaryCake Thu 22-Oct-09 19:33:27

<gulps and sniffs>

lovely story smile

lemonpuff Thu 22-Oct-09 19:36:43

I have read your posts many times, you are both so lucky, the best is yet to come....

allaboutme Thu 22-Oct-09 19:53:01

Congratulations. He is beautiful and looks so happy smile

bran Thu 22-Oct-09 20:01:47

Awwwww <snivel>. Congratulations to both of you. grin For some reason I thought it had all gone through ages ago. What took so flipping long?

Mind you if DH doesn't get his arse in gear and to go to a court and actually file the application to adopt DD it might take us that long too.

JackBauWooohooohoowaaer Thu 22-Oct-09 20:25:35

I have followed you more or less since I joined MN, can't believe it took this long, but am so pleased for you!

beemail Thu 22-Oct-09 20:29:35

Congratulations to you both - it's a long journey in so many senses of the word isn't it?

TigerFeet Thu 22-Oct-09 20:33:53

congrats kew

you are both so lucky to have one another

he's looking so grown up!


shockers Thu 22-Oct-09 20:44:11

You are both so fortunate to have found one another.... many,many congratulations to you both and to your extended family and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together grinXX

Ronaldinhio Thu 22-Oct-09 20:53:06

congratulations to you all

what a lovely way to document your amazing journey
snot weep!!

Kewcumber Thu 22-Oct-09 20:53:39

Thank you all. Just put him to bed and stroked his head until he went to sleep ang sang him "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happeeeeeee..."

Tinged with sadness that his birth mother can't see what a beautiful child she produced. But will think of that another day - today is for happy thoughts smile

Kewcumber Thu 22-Oct-09 20:55:23

bran - the delays were many and varied - changes to social worker, extended social worker holidays, my illness, lost court application, reapplication etc.

All seems worth it now though grin

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