Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another successful court date!

When you adopt from Ethiopia, you have to re-adopt the child once you get back to the states. So, on September 14th we headed to court and Amanuel officially became Elijah Amanuel. We will receive a new Washington State birth certificate with his new name sometime around December. Then we can apply for a certificate of citizenship. And then on to his social security card. I'm not convinced the paperchasing ever ends! But, of course, it's worth every second.

Here we are with the Honorable Judge Lucas


Eli even got to stamp his decree!

12 comments:

beBOLDjen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Keriann said...

Yay for re-adoption. Congratulations!!!! There was a time when you thought that day may never come:)

Rob & Candy said...

Congratulations!!

Zack, Rebecca and Caleb Caldwell said...

Yeah Eli! He is so handsome :)

David and Alicia said...

We just started the ET process. In fact, we just had our HS Orientation last week where the social worker said to do the re-adoption about a year or so after bringing home our child from ET. Did you guys wait or do this shortly after getting settled?

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely adorable and growing like a weed! What a blessing!

Katrina Burris

Sherry said...

Good job Eli! Keep those smiles coming.

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