Yesterday morning we headed down to the Calvert County courthouse with Christina, Walt, and the kids to finalize the adoption of the Kangaroo. Things went well (and fast) and before you knew it, we had an official grandson. The Kangaroo took it all in stride. He grabbed his mother's camera and started taking pictures (mostly of the ceiling -- at two years old he hasn't grasped the concept of aiming the camera, only the concept that it makes a flash when the button is pushed).
It's official. It's legal. Everyone is happy. There are a lot of challenges ahead, but that's the case with every child, one way or another.
Oh. And he has a new, legal name. Jack Harold Roof. A noble name for a noble lad.
Welcome aboard, Jack!