When Izaak was born on April 18, 2012, I spent the day at the hospital snuggling with him. At the time, I had no idea that I was embarking on a seven-year long adoption journey. When Izaak and his dad came to live with me, I was delighted to be able to spend more time with him. Unfortunately, my son passed away shortly before Izaak’s third birthday and Izaak went to live with his birth mother. A year later, he returned to me, and I received non-parental custody. Finally, on Izaak’s seventh birthday, his mother agreed to let me adopt him! On July 10, 2019 the adoption was finalized. Izaak and I owe so many thanks to Mark Iverson and his staff for making the process so easy. Izaak is happy in the home he knows he will keep forever!