On July 12, Jason and Veronica Barnes of Bridge City became the proud parents of 2 year old Aliciana “Allie” and 1 year old Travis “Tray.”

It took  two years of pain, frustration, disappointments and many trips to San Antonio to make the adoption a reality.

The Barnes received Allie as a foster child when she was 1 week old and kept her for seven months. They had been trying ever since to make her their daughter. The Barnes also adopted Allie’s brother, Tray, to keep the siblings together.

Their new grandparents are Gene and Gayle Barnes also of Bridge City. “You couldn’t ask for more lovable kids,” said their grandmother. The children have many new aunts, uncles and cousins.

Welcome to Orange County, Allie and Tray.