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maxpower220
06-13-2013, 10:11 AM
The State of Florida has determined that Mary and I would be good parents to a 15 month old boy, Ryan. So, on Monday they will be removing him from his current care givers and bringing him to us. Once the paper work and time requirements are met, we will be adopting him.

We are both excited and scared. We were hoping to have him today, but that didn't work out. We only found out about him and the possibility of this on Monday, so it is happening a lot faster than we expected. We had just finished the required classes and paperwork in the last 2 weeks.

So, we have gone from expecting a 7-12 year old and it taking 6 months to a year to a 15 month old in about a week.

I'll post up pics next week when we meet him for the first time at our home.

wolfeman131
06-13-2013, 11:06 AM
FANTASTIC NEWS and a huge CONGRATS for your family and that little guy!

jzelt
06-13-2013, 11:35 AM
Awesome...Traditionally you have 9 months to prepare and still isn't enough time.
Give that guy lots of love and show him the "good life".

newty
06-13-2013, 01:17 PM
Awesome...Traditionally you have 9 months to prepare and still isn't enough time.
Give that guy lots of love and show him the "good life".

Agreed... congrats.

KG's Supra24
06-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Congrats! That is a quick change.

You sir, are a good man.

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deerfield
06-13-2013, 03:07 PM
maxpower - Do you already have a crew or will he be your first child? - Deerfield

moombadaze
06-13-2013, 06:39 PM
that's great Paul.

rdlangston13
06-13-2013, 07:47 PM
Congrats, awesome of you to give a needy a child what will be a good home!


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viking
06-13-2013, 11:34 PM
That is really cool and extremely happy for you and him!

jmvotto
06-14-2013, 11:20 AM
WOW, how exciting!!! congrats to you and your wife on the new family

jpetty3023
06-15-2013, 09:06 AM
Max, outstanding news brother. may you and your wife be blessed for doing such an awesome thing. that baby will now have a life full of love and happiness. your a good man sir


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kaneboats
06-15-2013, 03:04 PM
Congrats Paul and Mary! I am extremely proud of you and am confident you will be wonderful parents. You should still have my cell # so feel free to call if you need anything (that goes for Donna as well) or PM any time. Enjoy your new and much more meaningful life. Please post a family pic when you get a chance.

ian ashton
06-16-2013, 07:17 AM
Wow! Congrats! That is such a wonderful thing to be able to do! Happy Father's Day!

maxpower220
06-16-2013, 11:16 PM
Just got back from ATL. The Jam was great, saw the family, and picked up a truck load of baby/toddler stuff from my sister (her kids are 5 and 9). So that saved $$$$$ for cribs, strollers, toys, etc. Mary's family is local and are a great help also.

Yes, this is our first/only child.