Here we are with the Honorable Judge Fernandez, L-R my brother Kevin, me, Kacey, Nana & Pop Pop. We missed you Jim!
Yesterday was Kacey's readoption hearing in Florida. She is now a naturalized citizen complete with a Florida birth certificate and I was reminded (under oath) that she is now considered my biological child and eligible to all inheritance I see fit. I was also reminded that I had total responsibility for her welfare until 18 and then the judge threw in the fact that I had a morale obligation for the rest of her life. Yikes!
Kacey was unimpressed except for the fact that she received a really cool tye died stuffed puppy from the judge and got to wear pantyhose which is a big treat. After the hearing we had a few friends join us at a favorite Chinese restaurant where we all ate too much and enjoyed each others company.
All in all a very good day!
If anyone lives in Florida and needs a terrific adoption attorney (he's a China dad with #1 at home and a Aug 2007 log in for #2) just let me know and I'll pass on the information. He is very reasonable and an absolute pleasure to work with.
- Diane had this to say:
I have Jena's court date on April 22 and will try and be a good mom and take some pictures. I remember when I did Stef's readoption I had to promise I wasn't adopting her for her wealth. I have always suspected she is China Royalty!
- Hugh & Sonia had this to say:
Congratulations Ms. Kacey! Great family pic, Julie
- Tammie had this to say:
- Mary had this to say:
Congratulations Kacey! We are so happy for you!
We would LOVE the information on the attorney!
- Life with JJ, Starr and Spice had this to say:
Congrats ladies!! It is such a nice feeling to get that complete and Paul makes it so easy!
Looks like a wonderful and memorable day!
- prechrswife had this to say:
Congratulations to Kacey!
Were there any issues with using your GA homestudy documents in FL for the readoption? We are in the process of gathering our documents to do Mary Joyce's, and that was the one question in the back of my mind.
- Dylan had this to say:
Congratulations! Perhaps one day I too will be naturalized!