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!