Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Adoption Day, Josiah

It's official...we are the parents of Josiah Timothy Ciccone and he really is Josiah Timothy Ciccone! The last step of our adoption process with Josiah is complete. We were joined today at the Muskegon Courthouse by our friends, Russ & Laurie Carlson, Alicia Vela, Misty Diller, Dave Nagel and Lynn Kamps. It was great to have the support of our friends as the Honorable Gregory Pittman, pronounced that Josiah is all ours - even on paper. Judge Pittman commended Tim and I for our part in adopting our boys and thanked us for being a positive light in his often disappointing courtroom. Tears came to my eyes, as he agreed with our adoption supervisor, Susanne Jordan, from Bethany Christian Services, that we are excellent parents for Josiah and definitely love and care for him the best we can. He also gave us his blessing and prayers as we raise our beautiful children. It really was a meaningful time for us.
All praise and glory goes to our Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ, who has orchestrated the birth and delivery of our children into our home. We cannot take any credit for the ease and simplicity that our children came into our home, only God alone, could have made such a plan come together! Our prayer now is that God will protect these boys and instill in them the plan He has for their lives. Peace and Blessings on this glorious day! - Maria (for all the Ciccones)


Fields Favorites said...

Congratulations, Ciccone Family! I didn't realize that Josiah's adoption had not been made official yet. What a wonderful day for all of you. God's blessings on you and your wonderful boys. : ) Love from all the Fields!

Anonymous said...

we praise the Lord with is a wonderful event..wish we could have shared the day with you...maybe next time :)
love, Gramma Pam

Rachel said...

Congrats! What a beautiful family you all are!!

Ang said...

YEAH! I'm so glad Josiah is an official Ciccone on paper. I love you guys and I also think that you are amazing parents!

Jen said...

Congrats on getting moved in. Good Luck in the new house & church. See you the next time you are in town. The boys can play together.
love jen and family