Kevin is legally my son. I'm a mommy! His adoption decree was registered on the 23rd.
The final steps:
A new birth certificate, with my last name, is requested. Currently, where Kevin was born is taking about 10 days, or so.
Once the new BC is picked up, he gets a passport (takes 1 day there).
Everything (all the adoption paperwork) is then translated from Spanish to English.
The final file is submitted to the US Embassy for the PINK slip (figure about a week).
The pink slip will have our appointment date and time on it.
After PINK, but before the appointment, Kevin will go to the Embassy panel physician for final checkup and for visa photos.
Once I receive the date, I will make travel arrangements to fly to Guatemala. Lately, there's been only a week or 8 days notice for this.
The day after our Embassy appointment, our VISA will be picked up by my agency for me.