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!