November 20th we participated in the National Adoption Day event in Bellingham, WA. It was an amazing experience. I am so glad our social worker pushed us to get our papers in and get 'er done. Degefa Andrew Weiseth is now officially Levi Degefa Weiseth.
The court room where we his readoption took place. Each child received a teddy bear and the sibling received bunnies.
This is Levi about ready to go before the judge. We were the first family of about 30.
Just celebrating with new friends
Still loves to nap in the ergo. I don't know what I would do without it.
Attachment: Levi started to crawl about 2 weeks ago. Now he follows me all over the house and pulls up on furniture. He's got skills. Last week he started the get purposely affectionate. He had only cuddled before when he was tired or asleep. The past week he has been crawling to me and laying his head on my foot, leg, chest (where ever) and cuddling for 2-3 secs. Then he is off again. When I sit on the floor he does this about every 5 mins. It is so cute and it completely melts me. Our attachment has grown over the past few weeks so much. It seems that most people "feel attached" to their adopted children right away. That they love them SOOOO much. While this is true it I don't think I realized how much ATTACHMENT is a process. It is a journey. It is not just lovingly taking care of someone. It is the mutual osmosis of love, trust and affection. Levi and I have had our ups and downs. Some days I felt like I...well I won't say it. We had some hard days. It is awesome to see how far we have come.