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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's official!!!!!!

(just in case you can't read it ;))
United States Department of State Office of the Central Aurhority
Hague Adoption Certificate
Immigrating Child
Ramya has been granted pursuant to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation In Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (the IAA).  This adoption shall be recognized as a final valid adoption for purposes of all Fedral, State, and local lows of the United States.
SHE IS OFFICIALLY OURS!  What an amazing thing to celebrate!!
(she picked out this outfit herself and was thrilled when I bought it for her :))

Yesterday was a busy day.  We went to MaxMed Medical to get her TB test read.  After that we headed to the embassy for my appointment and interview.  Next we went back to MaxMed optical to get her prescription re-checked and order her new glasses.  After that, we did light shopping, ate, and called it a night!
At the eye doctor:
Today we went back to MaxMed optical and picked up her new glasses.  After that we headed back to the Embassy and picked up her passport/visa and Hague Adoption Certificate.  Next was some light shopping and lunch.  Right now we are resting and Ramya is napping next to me.  We head to the airport tonight at 10pm to get checked in for a 1:30 am out flight.  We have about 30 hours in the air but also gain a day back, so we will land about 7:20 on Wednesday night.  I can't wait to see the kids and David again and also for them to meet Ramya.  We have been video chatting and they are SO excited to meet her in real life!! 

Ramya is such a happy and smiley little one.  She is starting to tell me when she wants things, so we are working on "please" and she's getting pretty good.  She is still loving hugs and kisses and I got a huge kiss from her today.  She loves snuggles and to be close, but is starting to want to explore as well (it's like having a toddler all over again!  Yawn!).  She loves sugar packets and forks, putting the window up and down, dancing, playing in water, washing her hands, playing in the bath, looking and books, and just being silly in general!


I am so excited to be able to update soon with photos of us all together!!!!!!


trista said...

oh i love the outfit she picked out! she is so beautiful :)

Tiffany said...

How wonderful!!!

Unknown said...

congratulations Jamie! It's so great to follow your journey and get some info on India like NOT TO RENT A CAR which my husband was considering! Safe travels back home.

Jill said...

I can't wait for you to get home!! I'm so excited to hear how she blends in with everyone else. I'm so happy that you've been having fun together.

Unknown said...

Yay!!! That is so wonderful. I hope the traveling goes well.

I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, but since I know you are so busy don't feel obligated to do the random facts if you don't want to. I just wanted to share some love for your blog! It is great for both spina bifida awareness and international adoption info. <3

Mary Evelyn said...

Such great news! Yay! Can't wait to see pictures of the whole family together.