Yesterday was momentous for baby J… it was his readoption day! Yes, baby J is already adopted, and already legally ours, but it is recommended that kids who are internationally adopted be adopted again in the United States, under the laws of their state. This process secures the recognition of a parent/child relationship under US law. It also provides baby J with a state issued birth certificate, which is huge.
Our judge was very kind and made the courtroom atmosphere very relaxed.
Baby J, as always, loved to be the center of attention. It was a quick hearing, Judge S reviewed our request, and declared everything official…
And that was that! Happy readoption, baby J! I love you forever, and I would gladly adopt you again in a heartbeat!