We walked into the court room in July not knowing what to expect and to hear the court liaison recommend to the judge that she grant the adoption, was a great feeling. I may not have shown it on the outside, as Lori shed a few tears, but I was ecstatic. Here I was adopting a 10 year old boy that I know will grow up to be a young man who will add so much value and generosity to the people around him.
I am so grateful for Caterpillar in helping with the adoption process. My supervisor was very understanding with taking time off for the background check, court dates along with informing me about the expense reimbursement benefit that was offered.
Our family is even taking advantage of the 10 days of family leave that Caterpillar offers to have some fun in Orlando next summer which we are really looking forward to!