We were really excited this week to get in the mail all the paperwork from our lawyer for the adoption! It makes it REAL. This is going to happen and maybe in the next month or two. It sounds a little unusual but I guess we don't even care how it sounds any more-it is our reality but his name is "ordered" (as the document says!) to be know as:
We do have several reasons for wanting to change his name, it sounds like it is not that uncommon even for foster care. But he is a junior originally named after a man who is not his legal or biological father. Someone who has never been involved nor wanted to be involved in his life. And someone who is local and not a very good person so having a senior did not seem right! Besides his last name was changing so we thought why not his first since we would be his family!
We have been calling him Caleb since he was a year and half so he knows himself as Caleb. Not that we even have to justify it but it is interesting the responses we are getting as we make this announcement more official.
So no adoption date but we are one step closer!