We just re-adopted Roxy in the State of California! Today is a good day and I’m so grateful to God for answering our prayers. Although Roxy was legally adopted from China, this was the fastest way for us to get her a valid birth certificate. Don’t ask me how or why but somehow it is possible to legally adopt a child from China, get them an official adoption decree, a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, a U.S. passport, and a Social Security number and card, but not have a valid birth certificate. This is really something that they need to work out. It seems to me that getting a valid birth certificate should be a part of the adoption process.
Props to Nicholas Maloof, Attorney at Law from Maloof Law Group for helping us push this California adoption through. I am overwhelmed by all that God has done in our family lately. I’m just so grateful that this was able to happen and that Roxy’s valid birth certificate issued by the State of California, listing her date of birth, her birth place of Wuhan, China, and us as parents is coming in the mail.
To all of you adoptive parents out there who have internationally adopted, I do have plenty of information about how to get a valid birth certificate, although it varies slightly from state to state. Please feel free to contact me using the link on the side.
I hope you are all having a blessed week!
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom, Major Foodie, Sacramento Native, Elk Grove Resident, Feminist, Adoption Advocate, Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Cat Lover. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.