Friday, September 26, 2008

Legal Documents and more pics of Reni

After 5 weeks (it was supposed to be only 3-4) we finally received Renz's legal documents from the Inter-Country Adoption Board in Manila; a Birth Certificate and his birth mothers' Deed of Voluntary Commitment (placing him in the care of the orphanage). We can now file our paperwork with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Office. We're still looking at a possible 6-8 weeks for them to "approve" our petition and then another 6-8 weeks for them to notify the US Embassy in Manila and a bit longer for Renz's medical evaluation....then we should have a Visa for him. Is this Christmas still being a bit naive?? I think it can be done. We received more pictures of him too. The caretakers say he likes to watch Dora and Mickey Mouse on TV. Tino loves Mickey Mouse!!!!! (Not so much Dora) He can fall asleep easily regardless of where he is. Soooooo unlike Tino!!!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I am sure this wait is the hardest. Hopefully this next bit of paperwork will go through a little smoother decreasing the wait time to receive the visa. So has the amount of paperwork compared to what we had to do earlier in the process? I will keep my fingers crossed for Christmas. I can't imagine a better gift for your family. Thanks for the update! We think about your family alot and your referral was mentioned by Alegra last weekend as we attented the
2nd part of the PIP classes. We also met another couple who is also adopting from the Philippines, but they are just in the beginning stage.