08/21/2014 04:48 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2014

2 Years After Meeting My Son, I Am Finally, Officially His Legal Mother

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It was almost 2 1/2 years ago that a seven-month-old baby came to live with us. It's a story we plan to tell him every year on "Gotcha Day": The foster agency was out of cars, and we couldn't wait one more day, so Mommy left work and took a livery cab to outer-borough New York with only a stuffed sea lion and a newly purchased car seat, while Daddy hurried to assemble a nursery at home, after buying everything in one frantic day at Target.

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