I have in my hot little hand the official RE-adoption papers for E.
In international adoption if a child comes home on a certain Visa you have to do what's called a re-adoption here in the states to make it official. So that's what we did. There are a few more steps such as getting his new birth certificate, that's not really a birth certificate because it doesn't change where he was born, it's just U.S. issued, and getting a certificate of citizenship.
It's really pretty anti-climatic as he's been ours since the day he was placed in our arms. The lawyer was all excited when she called to tell us that she had the papers in her hand (here in VA you don't get a court date it's all done without having to visit). I think she was disappointed that I wasn't as excited as she was. It's not that I am not excited but this was just a formality. It's not like there was any chance that it wouldn't go through. We have jumped through all of those hoops...lol
The really good thing though is that they changed E's DOB back to what it was supposed to be. So he will be turning 4 yrs old next week. YAY!!! That's a HUGE praise!
Now I get to go to all the Dr's, to the hospital, the insurance company, and social security to get his DOB changed. Joy!..not
The paper work seems to never end. ;o)