One of the greatest treats of adoption is that we get to have our children sealed to us. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that families can be together beyond death. Usually, a bride and groom are sealed in one of our temples on their wedding day, and any children born to them are automatically born into that sealing covenant, so each child doesn't get a separate sealing ceremony.
But we do!!! I consider it one of the perks of going the alternative route of building a family. A sealing ceremony is simple but sacred. During our time in Oregon, we were able to have Lauren sealed to us in the Portland Temple. My dad performed the sealing, which was extra special.