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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Legal

Just a short update. Back in June we filed our re-adoption papers with the state of Indiana, which included the name change and birth date change. It takes a couple months for them to process, but we now have Isaiah's Indiana birth certificate with his name and birth date legally changed. This doesn't change anything in regard to his status either as being in our family, as this was legal when we passed Ethiopian court in January. It also doesn't change his citizenship status. He's still considered a "permanent resident" of the United States. It's just something that has to be done. Now that we have the birth certificate, it makes doctors appointments and handling health insurance a little easier, and now we can move forward toward making him a citizen. The next step is applying for a Certificate of Citizenship for him, which we did last week. That could take several months to receive back, but once we have that, we can then get him a social security number.

We had some family pictures taken while we were out in PA at the end of August. The Smiths did a really great job! Here are a few of our favorites:




3 comments:

Alicia said...

Loved the family photos! Isaiah looks very happy to be a part of the McDaniel clan!

Kristi and Dale said...

Great family pics!! What a good looking crew. Congrats on finishing your re-adoption. In WY we had to wait 6 mths before we could get an attorney to start the process. I got an email from her today that said things are complicated with our case and she needs to consult an international attorney. Are you kidding me?!?!?

Andrew and Esther said...

Congratulations, McDaniels! So glad things are still progressing for you. And the pics are fabulous!