Yesterday March 1st, 2006 was a very important day in the life of our little family. And today, for the first time ever, I was able to write "SON" on a form and know that it's legally true. For now and forever, Little Man is mine and I'm so glad to have him.
Thanks to Wifey's Dad ("Papa"), step-Mom ("D-Ma") and Sister Kelly ("On-Tea") for enduring rush hour traffic to celebrate with us in the judge's chambers and for taking us to breakfast after all the papers were signed.
Thanks to the scads of older queer folk who advocated on behalf of families like mine to enable the "Adoption of Tammy" in 1993.
Thanks to the State of Massachusetts for recognizing my rights as a co-parent.
Thanks to the universe for connecting us with Judge S (a big dyke).
Thanks to Judge S for waiving the home study requirement.
Thanks to our wonderful attorneys who have been taking good care of Wifey's family for many many years.
... but most of all ...
Thanks to Wifey for having faith in my ability to parent a child even while I had little faith in myself.
Thanks to Little Man for being a beautiful, kind, gentle, loving, charismatic, intelligent, opinionated, curious, stubborn, affectionate, forgiving, emotional, happy kid. It's my pleasure to call myself your "Mommy." I love you more than you can possibly understand.