Monday, July 30, 2007

It's official!

It has been brought to my attention that I've been neglectful in updating my blog today (sorry Terry).

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.
The day after that, we'll be flying HOME!

6 comments:

Auntie G said...

YIPPEE!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Gail

Rachel said...

If it wasn't a Monday I would have been bugging you too :D

Congrats Momma!!!!

Barb said...

Congratulations on officially being a MOMMY! :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Mommy! I hope all the final steps fly by!

Terry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sorry to have bugged you, but I just had to know! :) Maybe we'll be meeting in Guatemala in a few weeks....how exciting!

Terry

Mama-rama said...

Congratulations!!! I hope all the details and testing gets worked out quickly. I know the days are dragging for you. He is adorable.