Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Six Months....

Today marks six months since we became a family. Wow how our little girl has advanced. We had out six month post placement visit on Saturday morning and our social worker was just in awe at how well and advanced Sophie is in relation to other foreign adopted children she has seen in her age range. That was our final visit from Holt in person. We though still have yearly reports to Holt and the Vietnamese government until she turns 18. Sad to say that Sophie though has had a nasty fever and throwing up over the past 36 hours, but needless to say she is so worth it.
We are almost ready to file the recognition of adoption and legal name change with the state. In Missouri, we do not have to re-adopt her. A law that was passed awhile ~1997 back allows recognition of an foreign child, who was legally adopted in another country to just file a petition and go to court..simple and around $165. We have a very nice attorney who is taking care of all the paperwork etc, at no charge! So hopefully in the coming month(s) we will be in court!

It seemed just like yesterday when we signed our names to the ledger. That hot, sweltering DOJ room. We would do it over in a heart beat though!

8 comments:

Libby said...

Happy 6 months Belz Family! Happy 6 months!

Jackie, Rich, and Mya Grace said...

We are celebrating with you! I still can't believe we have had the girls for half a year already!!!! How time flies! Sorry that Sophie isn't feeling so well...it's prob that dang donkey punch flu! Wouldn't have caught it if we stayed at the Grande.....

mommabelz said...

I remember getting pee'd on :)

Jackie, Rich, and Mya Grace said...

Don't forget that lovely bathroom at the DOJ. And a certain someone walking in on A. B. in the same bathroom. Talk about awkward! Happy six months Sophie! Mya said she'll see you soon!

J and J said...

Happy 6 months. Wow time flies! I wish WA had recognition vs. re-adoption:) seems much easier. We just practically put together another dossier for ours.

Thomas and Cathy said...

I remember that sweltering little office too. I bet that's the same book we signed as well. If you look at the pics of us signing you can see my pants are absolutely drenched in sweat!

Hank said...

LMAO @ Jackie...yes the bathroom experience at the DOJ and the unexpected visitor.. LOL! Almost forgot about that. Man that drink on the plane to Ha Noi must have made me forget!!!!

Stevens Family said...

Happy 6 mo Belz family :)