In Category: ‘adoption’

For many of us the very thought of a courtroom conjures up images of scary judges, cut-throat attorneys, and ridiculously expensive lawsuits. And for a kid, a courtroom can be a very scary place. Yesterday, as I sat across the hall from Steven, it was obvious he was nervous…but he was excited too. It was FINALLY adoption day!

I first met Steven and his mom eight years ago. His momma and I became instant friends. The kind of friends that can go weeks without talking and pick right up where we left off. And while this adoption has a happy ending, it had to have a sad beginning to get to this point. Steven was a boy who was loved unconditionally by his momma before he was even conceived. Roxana has enough room in her heart for a million children, but the love she has for her little boy is extra special. So, when her first marriage got a little rocky, she fought with every thing she had…and everything she didn’t…and got her and her boy out of a messy situation.

Fast forward a bit and Rox and Steven met Robert (or Uncle Bob as my kids call him). As I photographed their wedding last July, it was evident that things had to fall apart in their lives in order for them to fall together just the right way. For Bob and Roxana, family is everything and to show Steven that they really meant it, Bob made the commitment to adopt Steven.

So, yesterday, in a bundle of nerves and excitement, Steven sat in a courtroom with his parents, their attorney and a really greeat judge and got his new name: Steven William Bergin. Congratulations to all of you and I am so happy that I got to be a small part of your simply amazing day <3

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