We Have A Date
We know the date that our son’s adoption will be final!!!!
I cannot tell you the date, but I feel like shouting it from the roof top! We have a date – 2016/XX/XX!! I know the finalization will not actually change anything in our lives. Our son is our son and we are his parents, nothing changes that. But, this date means we are forever done with the adoption stuff and can close this chapter of our lives.
When it comes to international adoption the paperwork is epic, so we still have work to do. Just off the top of my head we still have to figure out:
- dual citizenship requirements.
- new birth certificates.
- social security.
- social insurance.
But as of 2016/XX/XX we will be done with one massive hurdle that is required for all the other stuff to start. And honestly, that’s reason to celebrate!
Due to the exorbitant cost of the adoption the judge has waived the requirement of the MPB family attending the hearing in person. Which is a relief – it’s nice to know we don’t have to drop a couple thousand dollars to travel to the USA.
That said, we are still debating going. I feel like I frequently complain about the costs of the adoption process, yet we are considering spending more money to attend in person – just slightly hypocritical of us.
It just feels like the adoption finalization is one of those once in a lifetime things that we should do.
But, considering the chaos that is our lives right now, I cannot help but think that there will be massive travel stress that may negate the enjoyment of actually going.
We have figured out that if we go we could probably swing the flights on points and maybe even some of the hotels. However, we were planning to use those points to go visit Baby MPB’s birth mother and new sibling, which also seems like a very important trip to make.
And, I wont lie, part of me just wants to take a mini-vacation to somewhere much warmer. And, I know there are a few amazing bloggers close to where we’d be going who I’d love to meet too if we could swing it.
So, right now we have absolutely no idea what we are going to do. But, we do realize that we need to make this decision sooner rather then later and I’m thankful that we have to make this decision!
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