Happy Adoption Day, Branson!

As promised, today we follow up on Branson's Too Cute Tuesday feature. Branson's adoption was finalized today, August 23rd!

The courtroom was full of Jen and Brian's family and friends today, who were all there to support them and celebrate Branson's big day. After the short hearing, the kids took turns sitting in the Judge's chair and taking photos.

Branson was born on January 31, 2017, and the almost seven-month-old has been never been short of any love or attention. Jen and Brian first found out about their son after AOW Social Worker, Megan, gave them the call that Branson's birth mother had chosen them and was in labor at the hospital. Jen and Brian immediately drove to meet Branson's birth mother for the first time in the hospital, and they stayed by her side throughout the duration of the delivery. It was a heartwarming moment for all to be involved in.

Pictured above, AOW Social Worker, Megan, holding a squirming Branson, attended the finalization hearing with the family. Megan has been working with Jen and Brian from the beginning of their adoption journey. Megan speaks highly of Jen and Brian as parents and hopes their experience was one to remember with AOW. When speaking about Jen and Brian, Megan said, "They are one of the sweetest families I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I was lucky enough to have been with them on their journey from the very beginning - I first met them at their information session, I completed their home study and I introduced them to their birth mother. Jen and Brian always speak about Branson's birth mother with love and respect. They genuinely love her and are so grateful to her for bringing Branson into their lives. I'm going to miss our monthly post placement visits!"

We extend our warmest congratulations to Jen, Brian and Branson! We wish you all the luck in the world for your future together, and cannot wait to see updates as Branson continues to grow. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your story!