15 Families on Finalization Day

Capturing a new beginning for adoptive families.

Shelley Skuster February 02, 2015

Adoption finalizations are an important day for families.

For many of them, it marks the end of paperwork, post-placement visits and monthly reports, and the court proceeding solidifies the love a family has shared for months.

Here are 15 adoption finalization photos that celebrate the beginning of a new chapter—one filled with love as children find themselves in their new forever families.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.


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