Legals are in!

Friday our legals came in. Wahoo! Fortunately we were both off that day, so we hopped on over to our social worker's office and got them out in the mail right away.

So, in case you are following along at home, (although you technically could be following from work I guess....I digress) legals are another pile of paperwork (surprise, surprise) that include: 
  • Certificate of Acknowledgment from the American Embassy attesting the paperwork was presented
  • Extract of Family Register showing your child's name, birth date, etc.
  • Certificate of Appointment to Guardian of Minor Orphan in Orphanage attesting that the Korea orphanage has been granted guardianship
  • Statement of Consent to Overseas Adoption which shows the agreement of the child's guardian to have the child adopted overseas.
  • Copy of baby's Korean Birth Certificate  (from Adopting from Korea)
The legals are packed up with yet another form, the I-600, which is the "petition to classify orphan as an immediate relative" and shipped off to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

From here, we await approval of the I-600. Sounds like about 5-6 weeks for that to get approved, and then Little Man's file heads off to the National Visa Center for it's final U.S. stop.

We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And he's really really cute!


  1. Yay for legals! You guys are getting there... :)

  2. woohoo!!!! one step closer, mama! is that baby room ready yet? :)

  3. That's great!!! Just FYI, our I600 was approved in 15 days. I hope yours is approved that fast! Good luck!

  4. whohoo!!!
    our agency doesn't give us legals until the adoption is finalized, so we'll have to wait 3 more months to see all those documents!

  5. Congratulations on hitting a paperwork milestone! It feels great to get one step closer, doesn't it? Celebrate this weekend! Cheers!

  6. That was FAST. Congrats!
    We didn't get to see ours until about a week ago. Hit me like a ton of bricks to see his birth mom's signature on the relinquishment papers.

  7. So glad I checked in and found your good news posted. Congratulations! Soooo exciting!


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