October 2017



My name is Cody. I met Louie when I was two years old. I was almost three. My mom was going on dates with him. The first thing I remember was that he rode motorcycles. I thought that was really cool. He was really nice and played with me a lot. We really liked playing hungry hippos and monopoly together.

Pretty soon I started calling him Louie-Dad because he loved me a lot and he was really nice. When I was three my mom and Louie-dad got married. That is when I started calling him my Dad. I felt really happy because that meant that he would be there for the rest of my life, even if I get hurt.

I was really excited but even though my mom married my dad, I didn’t have the same last name. I wanted to have the same last name and wanted to be adopted so I could stay with him forever.

When I was eight years old, we finally went to the courtroom and Mark helped me get adopted. When I was adopted in the courtroom I felt very happy and emotional because he was finally my REAL dad. It was the happiest day ever!