On Saturday, we received in the mail a certified copy of Emily’s birth certificate from the State of California (Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records) based on the adoption order signed by the judge at the adoption hearing on April 3. The official title of the certificate is a “court order delayed registration […]
A few new things have happened during the past week. Emily started walking on my birthday (April 2). She was able to walk a few steps before then. However, April 2 was the first time she was able to stand, walk awhile, stand a while, then walk again. Previously, she was able to walk a […]
Though re-adoption (going through the adoption process again through the State of California system) is not required in California (the State of California recognizes adoptions that are officially processed in a foreign country and approved by the U.S. INS), the benefits of re-adoption include 1.) officially changing her name (Emily’s current official name is her […]
I filed Emily’s (re-)adoption papers with the Calfornia Superior Court this afternoon. Emily’s adoption hearing is scheduled for April 3 (less than a month away). The adoption will be finalized in front of a California Superior Court judge on that day. However, the California Office of Vital Records (a state governmental agency that processes birth […]
I have been slowly uploading pictures from the China trip on to the website. Click on the “photo album” link on the left side of the homepage to get to the pictures. I will also eventually add narrative descriptions of the trip along with the pictures.
In case you’re wondering: For all of those who thought Emily would attach to me and not Susan. You are wrong. Emily likes to be held by Susan more than I (although that is slowly changing each day). At first, Emily ONLY wanted to be held by Susan. Race as an attachment factor was nil. […]
Hi everyone. I am currently typing from the business center of the Lake View Hotel in Nanchang, China. We left San Francisco on Thursday, arrived in Beijing on Friday, went to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square on Saturday, and flew to Nanchang on Sunday. I had big plans to videotape the exact moment when […]