I formally adopted my son J in January 2009 when he was 10. These photos were taken in court, when the legal processes were already complete, and we were invited in to mark the judgement. J had been living as my son for more than three years, but it was still an occasion full of happiness and significance, attended by close family and our social workers. A threshold indeed!
I am linking this post to WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Threshold, and have written elsewhere about other adoption firsts, including J’s first passport, and his first time meeting his new grandparents.