Papa & Nana waiting for court.
We did it!!!
Yeah, says Michael!!
Readoption day was Friday, December 28th, 2007. Michael became ours forever in the United States law!! What does that mean? Because we didn't meet him prior to picking him up, he was only a resident alien instead of an American citizen. That is, he had a so called "green" card. So now he is a US citizen barring a few details to finish. Did we ever tell you we had to correct immigration because they had him listed as a female? Thank God they didn't charge us as it was "their mistake." Otherwise it was another 250 dollars had it been ours. That took another 4 weeks to get the correct one back. We also get a US birth certificate from the state of Minnesota and can apply for his US passport once we get all the legal documents. We also waited to apply for his social security number as to not confuse the US government by all of a sudden changing him to a US citizen in the middle of the process...now we can process that too!!
Nana and Papa extended their stay to celebrate with us in this joyous ocassion!! It was a wonderful show of support and greatly appreciated.
Anyway, it was a great feeling!!! We felt a family before but now as the judge says, "are you willing to accept him as a natural child, with all the legal implications it involves?" GLADLY, SIR!!!
ps. don't forget to check out below, I did a triple post in one day:)