Re-adoption DONE!

Posted: March 18, 2011 in readoption, Virginia

We received our Final Order of Adoption in the mail today – this is for the re-adoption of our son we adopted from Taiwan in September 2009. I feel like I have accomplished a great feat: we saved about $1,000 in attorney’s fees and successfully navigated the civil court system to complete this task. Now we await his new birth certificate from the Department of Vital Records, then I can begin the process of changing his legal name to match the name we have been calling him for 18+ months.

  1. Nadine says:

    Congratulations! That is such a great feeling of being complete:) We re-adopted both of ours last December and I loved walking out of the courtroom knowing they were legally there! Good luck as you are waiting for brother.

  2. Sally Healy says:

    Hello! We are also a St. Lucy’s family. We adopted our son in 1998, he will be 14 in May. I was interested to read that you still need to do a “re-adoption” – we had to do that then as well. Matthew came home on a Taiwan passport with an alias (his official name was still his Chinese name) and had a green card. We did the re-adoption too to make his name change legal and add our names to his birth certificate. We had to a citizenship formal event to get him his US citizen status – do you need to do that too? We did this about a year after he got here, and about 6 months after the readoption. Our daughters that we adopted 2 years ago from Ukraine became US citizens when landing in the US on the trip home.

    Carmela was the director of St. Lucy’s at the time we were there, is she still in charge? I’ve signed up to watch your adoption – God speed and God bless you!

  3. Cindy says:

    Hi Sally – I clicked on your blog and your little boy is so handsome! Thanks for leaving a comment and letting us know about your own adoption journey to SLC. When we came home, our son was a US citizen as soon as we landed – that sounds more like your experience with your daughters from the Ukraine. Now that our son’s name has been legally changed, I need to apply for a change for his citizenship document, too.

  4. Erin says:

    Hello again! You had mentioned on here that a family had sent you a template and list of instructions for re-adoption in VA. I was wondering if you might be willing to pass that along to us? Any information that you might be able to provide is greatly appreciated! You have already been a trememdous help. I have included my email in order to post and subscribe. Let me know if you can see it. Thank you agin! -The Mable Family

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