"We accept the adoptee mentioned above," and sign our names as the adoptive father and mother.
Check. Sign. You better believe it.
I keep looking at this document. What gets me every time is her identity: institutionalized child whose birth parents cannot be ascertained. What kind of an identity is that? It doesn't say: child created by G0D for his amazing purposes. It doesn't say: beautiful daughter desperately wanted by her parents. It doesn't say: creature of infinite worth.
It does now.