We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Re-Adoption Day

Early in the morning on June 4th we climbed into the car to go to the Juvenile Justice Court for our re-adoption hearing.  "Re-adoption?  But I thought he was already yours?", you might be thinking.  Well, yes, he is all ours.  Our names are listed as his parents on his birth certificate (which seems kinda weird to me since I don't really recall ever going into labor!), but the birth certificate we have is RUSSIAN.  Meaning that it's pretty illegible to the untrained eye.  Not to mention the fact that if (God forbid) anything were to ever happen to it, replacing the document would probably be next to impossible.  So, to play it safe, and to make things easier down the line, we decided to go through this ceremony in order to have a Texas state issued birth certificate.  Kinda cool when you think about it - we've come so far!

The whole way there Nicky was a pain in the arse booty.  He threw a major tantrum and proceeded to kick the back of my seat in the car repeatedly.  We arrived at the courthouse rather early, so Kris took him outside and they walked around a bit to let some of his energy out.  Knowing there would be policemen/guards inside the building, we kinda fibbed and told him that if he didn't behave, they were going to take him and lock him up in jail.  (that's not so bad, right?)  Although he didn't like the sounds of that, he continued to run amok. 

Nicky was actually very quiet while we waited for the first family to go before the judge.  His eyes were wide as he looked from the policeman to me and back.  I held Nicky so he could see the judge and we went through the painless process of our Lawyer asking questions of us - first Kris then me.  Nicky decided he was going to play the shy card, and wouldn't tell anyone his name, nor would he look while we tried to get a picture of the three of us after the judge gave her blessing (as evidenced by the side-of-his-head shot in the picture above).

We should have his new birth certificate in a few weeks.  We knew going into this process that we would be completing this task around the two year mark.  At the end of August will be two years as a family.  We are constantly baffled at how time flies and at the love that has grown from and for all of us. 

Man...I'm a cheeseball!!!

1 comment:

Karla May said...

Hi there!! I adopted my daughter from Vladivostok and also live in Texas. I want to go through the re-adoption process. Would you mind emailing me so that I can ask you a few questions about the particulars? I'd GREATLY appreciate it.



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