But it wasn’t official yet. Hunter spent a year with the Palmers as their foster child, and it was only after this one year that they could finally start the adoption process. They went to the courthouse to start all the paperwork. They even invited their friends and family to make an appearance.

As emotional as it all was, the best part was at the end of the court hearing when the judge announced Hunter’s new legal name. As they were reading the adoption decree out loud, Hunter looked up and said quite possibly the cutest and most perfect word that defined the moment!

Click below to hear how it all went down. It’s a lovely story with a very happy ending to a long chapter!