Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Finalized And Forever!

Jenny's adoption is finalized!
We are thrilled!

Adoptions always take longer than planned whether it's domestic or international
but thankfully this one is DONE!

Jenny joined our family in December, as we were in process to domestically adopt her!
It has been such a blessing to have her with us as we went through the process.
She fit in seamlessly from the day she arrived at our house.

I had been waiting for this day to come and we were so happy when it did!
It was a joy to celebrate this dear child!

Everyone loved going to the courthouse and 
making her adoption final and forever!
After the hearing we all went out to The Original Pancake House and had brunch!

Love the dimples we get when she smiles big!

In April, Abby got her braces off
and on the same day
Jenny got her's on!
The other kids may have teased her a bit and told her Abby's braces were going onto her teeth!
Her response was, "Really, yuck!"
But I reassured her that she would get fresh new braces for her teeth and not Abby's old ones!

For now, Abby wears a retainer at night and she will get braces on again at a later date.

Jenny will have her braces on for 4-6 months. 
She had teeth growing in behind one another and she was sucking/biting on her bottom lip.
As you can see in the photos at the top of the post, the braces are working!

Jenny still has many baby teeth so it will be quite awhile before she gets her second set of braces.

Jenny is blind in her right eye and her vision is low in her left eye.
We are doing all that we can do to protect her good eye!
Plus, if she is not wearing corrective lenses she can barely see at all
so we ordered prescription googles for her!
She has swam a couple times in them and LOVES them!

She has prescription sunglasses for the bright sunny days!

And we have ordered athletic glasses for her!
They will arrive next week!
(just as soccer is ending... darn!)
She can use them for gymnastics, YMCA gym classes,
when she's on the trampoline, riding bikes and playing sports, etc!

We love our girl and are so thankful we are together!
We are blessed by her everyday!
Happy Adoption Day Jenny!


Jenny Leong said...

Congratulations, Jean.

Jenny has a beautiful smile ~ yes, she fits right in with your beautiful family.

Vicky said...

Congratulations, Jenny! You have a beautiful forever family!

Sally R said...

Love it!!!!

I never thought of the prescription googles. Laney is no vision in one eye and very low in the other without correction. We are ordering prescription sunglasses as her eyes are very sensitive to light, but never thought of googles!

Kirstin said...

Congratulations to Jenny and the whole family! What a blessing! Are you happy with where you bought the prescription goggles? If it happened to be online, could you share with me where you purchased them? We are considering getting some! Also, I am wondering if you would be willing to share with me about homeschooling a child who has visual impairment? Thank you.

Sarah said...

I saw your car outside Original Pancake House! Glad you guys were celebrating something so happy!
Sarah, Claire and Charlotte's mom from swim and gym

Janet said...

Congratulations! Waid wears Rec Specs. Just wanted to let you know that they have held up great (3rd pair, average 2 years each). He wears them every waking hour, even in the pool. SO if Jenny is not trying to see under water with the goggles, she might like to wear the sports glasses in the water.

Zanmei said...

Very happy for you and her. Wonderful news!

acceptance with joy said...

Prescription goggles??!! We asked about them for our son and were told we were chasing a pipe dream... Where could we order these?

Karen Twombly said...

Congratulations! I am very happy for your family. I pray God's continued blessings for you and your loving family! :D

Jboo said...

Congratulations! Such a wonderful addition to your beautiful family!

Sammy said...

That's wonderful news! So, happy for Jennifer and your family!

Brenda Fung said...

Congratulations to your entire family! Jenny really does look like the perfect fit for you.

Wonderful to see everyone smiling!!


ZetteLolo said...

we also wait for domestic adoption confirmation for our son (from Maoming) till january .... Hope it won't take a long time any more ! congratulations to all of you !