Gay couple officially adopts child

2-year-old Kaylani has always considered them her moms, but it's the first night that the State of Arizona does as well.

Dionna Boyd and her wife Stephanie were granted the first adoption originating in Arizona to recognize both members of the same sex marriage as legal parents.

"It still hasn't sunk in, it's official, it's been so long that we've had her in our care, it already felt real and now it is official," said Dionna Boyd.

Little Kaylani is Dionna's niece, she and Stephanie have been raising her for two years, but up until October the State of Arizona did not recognize their marriage.

And so only Dionna could legally adopt her.

"I didn't want to do it if my wife couldn't do it either... the paperwork it shows man and woman so we didn't know if we were able to adopt," said Dionna.

But after the marriage laws changed in Arizona they resubmitted their petition, and finally received the news they've been waiting for.

"We waited almost two years for this long process, long journey that is finally done," she said.

They say they're already dealing with the terrible twos, they're watching Kaylani learn to walk and are ready for all the challenges of parenthood to come.

"We're going to take her to San Diego, the Zoo, Sea World, Disneyland... it's a joy to have another human being in your life that you're raising, teaching them the ways of," said Dionna.
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