Baby A. is Officially Ours

11053691_451150641760475_8000524778489925718_nIt finally happened. It’s a done deal. If I had pixie dust and only needed to think up a happy thought to fly, today would by my happy thought.

Today, Sarabeth and I took our foster daughter to the courthouse one last time to solemnly swear to be Baby A.’s legal and official parents forever.

At 10:05 this morning, “Baby A.” officially became Katherine Anne Toy.

In the year and a half we’ve had her, I’ve never felt like she wasn’t our daughter, but now, it’s 100% official.

All I can say is, Katherine, as your dad, I will do my best to give you the life you’ve always deserved, full of happiness, love, and lots and lots of dancing!

Mom and I love you very much. We always will.

Get more updates on Kat and her foster brother on my Facebook Author Page



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95 Responses to Baby A. is Officially Ours

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben says:

    Much love and many blessings!

  2. Congratulations. Your little Katherine looks so happy between her parents. Lovely.

  3. hollie says:

    Congratulations Toy family!

  4. Congrats! Great pic of you guys and Katherine is a beautiful little girl!

  5. grannyK says:

    Congrats! What a lovely family!

  6. Congratulations! I can feel the love. πŸ™‚

  7. estyree says:

    Congratulations! This post made my heart so happy, I know you’ve worked towards this goal! Good luck and blessings in everything!

  8. jamessick says:


  9. Congratulations – this is fantastic news! Katherine looks like a little sweetheart. =) I’m so happy for you and your wife.

  10. femmefuel says:

    I have a big, huge smile on my face! Thank you for sharing your awesome news!

  11. Laurie Cosbey says:

    Cutie Precious!!! I’m so happy for you all! Blessings, blessings, blessings!!

  12. Mark Aldrich says:

    Congratulations to all three of you!

  13. Congratulations!!! πŸ˜€

  14. aliceandembo says:

    Katherine through your parents I wish you abundance of grace and love, all the days of your life!

  15. lifehelps says:

    Congratulations! May every blessing that God has for your family be absolutely real to you.

  16. happilycurious says:


  17. Allen says:

    So cool! What a sweet family photo, too!

  18. Nancy says:

    What a happy day! Congratulations to the whole family!

  19. Lata Sunil says:

    Congratulations.. surely Katherine is blessed.

  20. ksbeth says:

    how wonderful and may you always be the happy family that you are in this picture. congrats.

  21. Geraint Isitt says:

    Just fantastic. Katherine is in wonderful hands.

  22. Mary Richardson says:

    She’s serious adorable. What an amazing story, and it’s still just the beginning! We are SO happy for you guys and can’t wait to meet your whole family some day!

  23. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Congratulations, Katherine! Happy Gotcha Day!

  24. Ritu says:

    Congratulations!!!! May you start to create many, many memories as a beautiful little family! 😊😊😊

  25. Carly says:

    Reblogged this on Le Monde de la Carly and commented:
    This is so inspiring!

  26. Amateur says:

    Congratulations !! πŸ™‚ Blessings and best wishes for your family ..:)

  27. you have been working and loving a long way towards this day. she has been part of your family and now it is official. enjoy and keep some of the things you write about her printed so you an give them to her when she grows up. she will want to know about this journey. xx

  28. EricaG says:

    So beautiful! Wishing you a lifetime of love together.

  29. evanyambu says:

    awwwww so cute. Congratulations and may happiness, joy be with you as you nurture her to be a darling

  30. congratulations , such a beautiful family.

  31. hutchwp says:

    Congratulations to you both!!

  32. KimberlyJoy says:

    Such wonderful, wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you β€” what a grand adventure you’re all going to have together!

  33. Wonderful news. Very happy for all of you πŸ™‚

  34. workmomad says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  35. Sahar says:

    Congratulations, guys! What a beautiful family ❀

  36. amo says:

    So wonderful! Congratulations!!

  37. Congratulations! That’s incredible!

  38. Congratulations on your sweet announcement! Many blessings to you and your family.

  39. Patty B says:

    congratulations and may God bless you and your family – with health, happiness and joy!

  40. How wonderful! I’m so happy to see your joy and that everything has turned out the way you wanted! Congratulations!

  41. Congrats! Every life is a blessing, and being a parent is one of the greatest opportunities for personal growth you will have. Keep on sharing it with us.

  42. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    She’s a doll. Congratulations!

  43. annieyeoman says:

    Congratulations! You three make a beautiful family.

  44. Wonder Woman says:

    Fabulous. Congratulations

  45. JRS says:

    Congratulations!! This must surely be one of the happiest days of your lives. Your daughter is precious and the picture of the 3 of you makes me so very happy!! Thank you for sharing this very personal time in your lives.

  46. Well done and many congratulations.

  47. tommarter says:

    Reblogged this on tommarter and commented:
    What an amazing story – what a lucky girl and what proud parents! You are an inspiration to us all.

  48. hello former baby a its dennis the vizsla dog hay kongratchoolayshuns on yore adopshun!!! as wun wot wuz wunse adopted myself let me just say it is just abowt the best thing wot cud happen to sumbuddy!!! ok bye

  49. So so so happy for you! My three years and counting as a father have been indescribably wonderful. You’ve got lots to enjoy ahead!

    Will you be changing the name of your blog now? πŸ™‚

  50. swamiyesudas says:

    My Dear Katherine, You look not just Lovely, but Happy, which is a Very Important thing! Blessings on You my Dear, and Your Equally Lovely Parents, Sarabeth and Andrew. …I am terribly Moved. Love and Regards to All. πŸ™‚

  51. ljaylj says:

    Yea! may God care and protect and guide your family through all aspects of life. Wonderful news.

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