This was a day years in the making. It was the day we were finally able to call each other a true family. Austin, your dad (Chris M******), out of the goodness of his heart, granted Mike F***** custody of you on January 29, 2007. I know you wanted this for a few years now and it is finally here. Seeing you, sitting in front of the judge, so happy and confident, I was so proud of you. Now you can call Franke your dad. We celebrated your adoption with dinner the night before. All families (even the M******* side) were there in support of you. Looking down the long table of people, who were there for you, was breathtaking! Grananna made a speach and most of us cried with happiness. The next morning we met Grandmas and Grandpas at the courthouse for the judges' approval. Our lawyer handed you a video tape of the entire hearing. After, we all went to breakfast. You are right where you belong, Austin!