Thursday, June 15, 2006

Update on baby Emma

Here is what my mother found out from Amy yesterday (June 14):

"Yesterday they signed the papers with the adoption agency and today they have their court date, which from what Amy says is more ceremonial than anything. They told them to bring their camera because they will actually serve papers to Emma, and this will make them legal guardians of her until at 6 months the adoption is final and she is legally their child. After the court date today they have to wait for interstate paperwork to be completed and sent to each state, which they are hoping can happen tomorrow so they can go home. Michael has to go back to work on Sat., so if they don't get the paperwork, Amy and Emma will have to stay in Illinois until they get it and Joyce will go pick them up. The birthmother requested that her name be Emma Grace Cottrell on the birth certificate which is really nice- no name changing. They are all very happy and Amy says that Michael is so good with Emma."

Thanks for all your prayers- keep sending them their way!



Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that things are almost final! Hope you're having a great summer so far-I know I am!

Anonymous said...

To your sister and brother,
Please let them know that they're in my thoughts and prayers during their new but very exciting time in their life!

Congratulations on being able to adopt little baby Emma! What a wonderful gift from God to be able to adopt a child and give little Emma an excellent home life! I really don't know how any one could think about abortion these days when each child is born for a reason. How thankful we should be for a family like yours to be able to open your hearts, home, and love to a little girl who now can have SO MUCH! From a person who isn't a mother yet but am very greatful for my "angel" parents I say thank you for being "angel" parents to your new baby!
Much appreciation for the love that you have for others, especially Emma Grace, and the witnesses you are to SO MANY....including me! :0 )

Lacey Waalkes
(Amy Miller's Friend)