In this video our panel talks about how domestic adoption is finalized. This emotional experience is one to be celebrated! The reward of finalization after the ups and downs of pre-adoption is an event that is remembered long after adoption is finalized. This takes place in court where a judge presides, papers are signed, the child’s name is officially changed (when applicable) and adoptive parents breathe a little more comfortably. Remember to take your camera and make an entire day out of this exciting event! Pictures with the judge are encouraged and extended family members are welcome. Finalization is like icing on the cake. It’s a day that will always be remembered.