..we finally received Ivy's and Joy's birth certificates.
After completing Joy's last post placement visits in 2008, we never contacted the attorney to apply for her birth certificate. The post placement expired. Once Ivy came home, we updated Joy's paperwork, completed Ivy's post placement reports, and sent it all in to the attorney. Technically, we did not have to apply for a birth certificate. The adoptions were finalized in China. The girls would not have a US birth certificate, though. Even though it costs quite a bit to do a re-adoption in Virginia, it is well worth it to have that piece of paper. It will make things in their life much easier years from now. Finally, after 6 years of adoption-related paperwork, we are all done. All done.
But, we will have 2 empty beds in the house after Jordan and Seth leave, won't we? No. All done.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri