I'm working late, completing our 3 month post placement report requirements. I've also begun the readoption paperwork for Jonas this night. It is very important because Jonas came home with an IR-4 visa (Ethiopia is a Non Hague Country). Jonas is a permanent resident at this point. He, obviously, does not have a Social Security Number or a US Birth Certificate, etc. Legally, his name is still Yonas. All that will change with his readoption.
Also, Dustin and I would like to keep our Home Study current for future adoption purposes. (wink, wink) Financially it makes more sense to keep it updated (around $700 with a local HS agency- Not AWAA) than to let it expire and have to completely recertify with the state. So it seems that, truly, the adoption paperwork will never end for us!
Never Lose Hope
2 months ago