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We just went to court yesterday to complete the readoption of our daughter, adopted from China last April. This is quite significant as it now gives our dd citizenship, which she did not get automatically because I didn't travel w/dh to China. This will also give her a birth certificate of foreign birth from our state, which will simplify things for her greatly in the future. So glad to be done with this! Makes me feel like the process is truly complete and she is truly ours. Also allows us to file for our tax credit for '04. Now just to get through our final post-placement visit next spring.....
 

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Chiming in to offer congratulations also... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I am sure the final post placement visit will go fine..
 

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Congratulations!!! Good for you. What a wonderful thing to be done with.<br><br>
We are just starting the readoption process. I also didn't travel to adopt our second child. I'll admit, I should have been on this sooner.<br><br>
The judge in our county makes this an enormous PIA. It's like adopting from scratch. New fingerprints, new child abuse clearance, new physicals, new homestudy, reams of new paperwork and naturally, more money for anybody who asks for a check. I didn't mind doing all this for the adoptions, but good grief, I must have been fingerprinted a dozen times by now and it's not like they change. The worst is that this judge won't let you use your own SW, you have to use the one she likes, so we have to go through an entire new homestudy from scratch. I could scream, but I should just get on with it.
 

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Thanks everyone for the well wishes! Now to just get her some sort of proof of citizenship...maybe after the holidays.<br><br>
EFmom,<br>
Wow!!!! I am amazed! Just what do they think they are going to find by having you do all that again?!? Isn't your dd something like 4 y's o? Amazing. I thought ours was a bit over the top because we had to place an ad in the local paper searching for birthparents (accding to the lawyer, parental rights are not terminated here is the USA, only in China). Everyone I talked to said that was crazy. Our dd was also assigned a gardian ad litem who interviewed us, but it was nothing, really. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, but I think we had one of the most thorough readoptions around. Yours though, Wow. I hope it all goes well for you, I'm sure it will and then you can be finally done with it!
 

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