Now that I think more about it, I'm sure the thing with all the legalese is actually the decree. We received a separate piece of paper, I think it's called a Certificate of Adoption, on pretty paper with a gold seal -- but I think that one is more "ceremonial" than anything.
DH Eric, DD Kelsey (16, Delaware)
Nathaniel (7, Korea)
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