March 26, 2010

A GREAT Surprise

Today we received Noah's official birth certificate.  This is his NEW birth certificate which lists ME as his MOTHER and GARLAND as his FATHER!  It also lists his last name as BURT.  It's pretty surreal to see that.  I was really surprised to get it today because most people wait at least two weeks and sometimes up to a month after they pass court.  We waited only NINE days.

Here is what the agency says about what is next...

The next milestone to reach is the passport issuance and completion of the embassy medical exam including TB testing. This has been taking an average of 2-3 weeks minimum. Final travel clearance is typically assigned once we have the results of this medical.
I've been following the timelines of others who are ahead of us in the process.  Most people seem to be traveling about a MONTH after they get the birth certificate!  This is totally making me have butterflies in my stomach!  I REALLY need to start making packing lists and to-do lists.

Here is the picture that is on the birth certificate.  He looks like he's thinking "When are you going to let my mom and dad come and get me!?"  We can't wait!!!!!!!


The Gotch 5 said...

Really truly I don't think he could be any cuter!!!! Can't wait......really it is TOTALLY HAPPENING GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

I hope you are able to travel on pick up soon. It is an awesome and amazing experience.

Karen said...

Yea Julie!!! Glad to see someone else is tracking other's dates. Makes me a little freaked out!