One More Step Towards a Lifetime

By | 8:46 PM 4 comments
Shew. I think we fit a day and a half into the day today.

I won't bore you with details...but the highlight of our day was the visit we made to the Durham Country Judicial Building to do our re-adoption of Eli!

For those of you unfamiliar with the adoption process...because we didn't meet Eli before he legally became our son we had to bring him home on a visa that required us to re-adopt him here in the order for us to have him be a US citizen and get a NC birth certificate...which is needed for all those important things like getting a social security number and passport.

I think I win the award for best run-on sentence for that one, huh.

It is also where we officially changed his name and he is now Eli Cade Hambrick on paper as well as in person. Everything went (mostly) uneventful and it feels great to be one step closer to finally being done with all the (mounds and mounds and mounds and mounds) of paperwork.

He threw his arms around my neck this morning and told me "I hug Mommy!"...then ran off to share a hug with Daddy too. We've got a long way to go...but we've come such a long way in these short three months.

Here's to a lifetime of more.
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Kelly Via said...

Wonderful Jenn. What great progress, both the paperwork and the hugs!!

Don't ya just love that FANCY Durham Country Judicial Building?!?!?

mommajeane said...

May blessings abound for little Eli as he officially carries the Hambrick name into the future. For a small little one from a far away place he is loved by many now. We love you Eli and congratulations to the rest of you all.We love you all.

{Staci} said...

you are totally with it! we haven't done our readoption yet. i don't even know where to start.

great shot!