Victory is mine!

I successfully navigated the DHS Immigration and Naturalization Department’s rules and forms for getting K her Certificate of Citizenship!


See, the thing is, even when you adopt kids who were born outside if the U.S. and they become citizens, the fact of that adoption does not constitute PROOF of citizenship, depending on the details of exactly how said child came into the country and what sort of visa that arrived on. We in fact have some lovely documents that are STAMPED “NOT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP” despite the fact that they make her a citizen.

No, no, what one has to do instead is file certain forms and pay certain non-trivial filing fees and submit certain evidences that the individual is now a citizen. And then, then, the U.S. government mails you a form which is, in fact, proof of citizenship.


At any rate, it’s done now.



3 Responses

  1. What drives me crazy is that a U. S. passport is not proof of citizenship. YOU GAVE HER A PASSPORT! How can that not show she’s a citizen?

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Huzzah! 🙂

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