I Adopted My Daughter Today!!

Evie and Dad

We just got back from court and Eve-Marie is now legally my daughter! We’ve always been a family from the day Sarah and I got married, but now it’s official. It’s been a long and crazy journey to get here – none of which I’ve blogged about, but now that we’re finally here it’s amazing.

We thoroughly prepped Evie for court to ensure she’d show politeness to the Judge. Our lawyer told us what the questions would be –

Judge: Would you like me to make this man here your daddy?

Eve-Maire: Yes sir!

But he didn’t ask that!!

Instead he asked, “What do you think of this man here?”

We hadn’t prepped her for that.

Evie, thought for a moment, and then went on and on about how happy I make her and how she feels when I’m around. Sarah started to cry. Then the Judge almost started to cry!

It was awesome.

Afterward we ate some skittles, and we’re out to Chic-fil-a tonight to celebrate!

You can read Sarah’s post about today here.


32 Responses to “I Adopted My Daughter Today!!”

  1. 1 mudpuppy February 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    So cool man! Congratulations!!

  2. 3 Dean Lusk February 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow! That’s huge! Had no idea. Congratulations! No wonder you were looking forward to the day today.

  3. 4 Sarah Christine February 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I’m happy for you Billy!! The way you talked about her, I always assumed that you already had adopted her. I’m glad everything worked out for you all! 🙂

  4. 6 worshipcity February 26, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    That is incredible man! Wow. Yeah I had no idea either. I half expected you made the last payment on a new guitar that was your new “daughter!” I didn’t expect this but it’s so much better!!! Congrats and enjoy Chic-Fil-A!!!

  5. 7 Fred McKinnon February 26, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    This is soooo awesome, man – congrats! You are already thanking God, I’m sure.


  6. 8 pete February 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    woohoo! congratswe’re waitin’ for the official day too… can’t wait!

  7. 9 brunettekoala February 26, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    That’s great, I hadn’t realised that you hadn’t adopted Eve officially already. But that’s amazing. 😀

  8. 12 alex mclean February 27, 2009 at 2:31 am

    I almost started crying! Happy Day!

  9. 13 alex mclean February 27, 2009 at 2:32 am

    ok I did, just a little 🙂

  10. 14 adminpeterpark February 27, 2009 at 2:50 am

    What? That’s awesome. By the way…great picture.

  11. 15 Jim Drake February 27, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Isn’t God good! We’re studying adoption now in Ephesians…. how God in love adopted us.

    I know you’re happy… and God is too. Congrats Billy!

  12. 16 Billy Chia February 27, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Seriously – God is amazing. There’s been all kinds of spiritual lessons in this.

  13. 17 Randy Miller February 27, 2009 at 7:00 am

    That’s great Billy! Your love is so amazing and strong through all the twists and turns that this has taken. Great to hear that when she’s put on the spot, that she answered that way. Can we witness about our Lord with the same passion and love? I sure hope so.

    Rock on man!

  14. 18 Kit Palmer February 27, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Billy, couldn’t be happier for you guys! Awesome.

  15. 19 Sarah Chia February 27, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I’m so glad you are my kids’ daddy. You’re amazing.

  16. 20 Katie February 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Hey Billy,

    Congrats on the adoption! You have a very special daughter there. I’m glad that the judge’s question was one that wasn’t prepped…It make her answer all the more real and precious.

    I know that you are and will continue to be a great dad to both of your girls.


  17. 21 Josh February 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    congrats man, that is awesome.

  18. 22 Johannes February 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Praise God! Congratulations, Billy. That is beautiful.

  19. 23 Al Sr February 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks God for answer prayers, we are very very happy,
    Praise the Lord !!!

  20. 24 Joey February 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Simply awesome! Congrats!

  21. 25 Brody February 28, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Very cool man. Congrats.

  22. 26 Kristin February 28, 2009 at 7:55 am

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! This is awesome!

  23. 28 Jenni Clayville March 1, 2009 at 7:55 pm



  24. 29 blu March 2, 2009 at 10:17 am

    hooray huzzah!!
    that’s awesome, billy!

  25. 30 mtbriere March 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    That is too cool Billy! You guys are such an awesome family. Congratulations!

  26. 31 mandythompson March 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Wow man.
    Congratulations!!! This is awesome!

  27. 32 Sidharth August 9, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Amazing, Billy. Just came across your youtube stuff. You’re funny. Am happy for you.



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