Saturday, November 8, 2008

Introducing Kathryn

Kathryn was officially welcomed into our family on October 23, 2008- now making us a family of 6! We are so proud of each of our children and cannot wait for her big brothers, Michael, Daniel and Joseph to meet their little sister, Kathryn.

This photo is from our first visit with Kathryn. In the picture is Dr. Victoria and the Ministry of Education Representative. This was a wonderful day!

The many faces of Kathryn.

As of yesterday, Friday, November 7th, 2008, our fifteen day waiting period was completed. The order of the judge to make us Kathryn's parents has now been executed! We were very relieved last night to have this milestone behind us. We will go on Tuesday and apply for her birth certificate that will name us as her parents and for her Kaz passport that will allow her to leave the country. As soon as our plane lands in Orlando on Nov. 20th she will be a US citizen and will be a dual citizen of both the United States and Kazakhstan until she is 18.

Us after court and at Children's Hospital to pick up Kathryn with Dr. Victoria

First car ride......First bath at "home"......What a day,Sweet dreams!


Jackie said...

Hi guys... congrats to all of you... isn't it just the most beautful feeling in the world... knowing that she's is all yours?... the pictures are so adorable... just think only a few more weeks... hopefully they'll go quick for you... hope all is going well over there and your staying warm...

Jackie, Bill & Maddie~

Jim and Lynn said...

What a wonderful milestone! We just can't wait to welcome Kathryn home. What a special Thanksgiving this will be!

Jim and Lynn
Nan and Papa

Angela said...

Congratulations! Yes - it feels great for everything to be completely official! Enjoy the rest of your time there.

Great photos!