Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Last week we had a very big day in our household for Malachi! We received his Certificate of Citizenship in the mail! That was kind of the last big adoption piece of paperwork we needed to get. I was actually kind of surprised that we got it so fast, because when we sent the paperwork off in November, USCIS had just updated their wait times from 2 months to 11 months. Apparently they are still pretty close to 2 months in their northwest offices!
The very last piece of business we need to take care of is his legal name change on his social security card and changing the status from permanent resident to citizen with social security! Whew, the paperchase really IS almost over!
Saturday was also Ganna or Ethiopian Christmas. We had a fun day planned to celebrate but unfortunately Malachi wasn't feeling well so we had to stay home. But I am definitely thinking of fun ways to celebrate these special Ethiopian holidays in the future!