We forgot to tell you...

Thursday, September 30, 2010
BIG news!  HUGE news!  Remember this post when I told you that Kate may or may not be a US citizen?  Well, one day this summer (just after the 4th of July) we FINALLY got Kate's citizenship certificate.  It took over 3 years (about as long as our adoption wait). Since only Dave traveled to China, Kate did not automatically become a citizen when she touched US ground.  In Virginia, you cannot apply for it until you have been home for one year.  Well, due to mistakes our re-adoption lawyer made, a delay in our one year home report, our move to another state and some errors on our part, it took over three years.  It was a long, long disappointing process.  I desperately wanted to be at the courtroom ceremony in Virginia for Kate's re-adoption since I was not there in China...but it happened the week we moved here and the boys started school.  It was a long hard road to finally get here but Kate has been re-adopted in the US and she is a citizen.  So, we are overjoyed.

It is illegal to photograph the citizenship certificate, so I taped Kate that day:)


Then the other night at dinner, Kate stunned us all by reciting the pledge of allegiance.  I had no idea she knew it but she is so proud to be an American.  Look at her recite it.  She's pretty smart, huh?



Heavens, I love this little girl!  Not sure what she is doing with the her nose while she is saying this:)

28 comments:

  1. What a fine young citizen...
    She is darling! It's so fun to listen and see the two of you.

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  2. That is wonderful news. Congratulations to Kate on becoming an "American flag" citizen! She is too sweet.

    PS: I see those BOO pumpkins are out again. I remember you making them last year and I still think they're great!

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  3. What a cutie pie! I love her sweet voice!

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  4. Well, congratulations to the newest little citizen of the American Flag :) Looove that sweet girl! Oh my goodness! What a smart girl to already know the pledge of allegiance! I know she brings you all such joy and pride!

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  5. Congratulations to the adorable new "American Flag" citizen! And what a smart cookie to know pledge of allegience. I loved the video clips.

    Gin =)

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  6. How cute!! I still cannot believe it too that loooong to get this all finalized- crazy. But so happy she is finally an American on paper.

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  7. America is a brighter place with her newest citizen!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  8. Congratulations, Kate!!! What a little sweetie she is!

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  9. So cute!! I've been to ask you about that for a while!

    Love both outfits! Love the monogramed clip in her hair. You need to share that link with me!!

    Great Job Miss Kate!! We love you!!

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  10. Oh my heart went pitter pat!! She is SO POLITE!

    I LOVED it when Kate said her favorite thing to do with Mommy was "roll around" - cause I can JUST see Miss Kim on the floor :)

    Yes, Kate is a smart cookie and so proud to be an American Citizen - God has great things planned for that girl - I can't wait to watch her grow!

    Hugs!!

    Sara

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  11. Congrats!! She's such a cutie! Fun to hear her sweet little voice! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Janet

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  12. Oh, congratulations to one of America's newest citizens! And I love the nose wiggle. *grin*

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  13. I agree with the first comment. So sweet to listen to the two of you. She couldn't be cuter! She is so smart too!

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  14. Congrats to your new precious American flag citizen!!

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  15. Congrats to your new precious American flag citizen!!

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  16. Congrats to you all! What an ordeal. Her dress in the second frame is one of the cutest little dresses I have ever seen and I love the collar on the undershirt. You certainly know how to dress her.

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  17. Congratulations! She is so adorable! I had no idea you had to go through so much in regards to the citizenship. My husband & I traveled together, so it was automatic...Good things come to those who wait & she is blessed with understanding the importance of this event!

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  18. So proud of our newest little citizen!!!

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  19. Woohooo! I can't believe it took so long! So happy that she is now a citizen of the United States of America!
    I am traveling by myself to bring home Isabella... I selfishly hope her journey to become a U.S. citizen goes quicker than your Katie Ru's!
    Have a beautiful weekend sweet friends.

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  20. I am soooooooooooo glad to here that everything is done. I know someone that waited until her boy was 16 to start the paperwork. It was very hard and took years to complete. The poor boy couldn't drive for about 2 years. Be glad that it is over and you can now relax. Yeahhhhhh!!!

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  21. What a dear little citizen our country has the privilege of having!

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  22. OH MY WORD!!! She is soooooo cute!! I love her little nose wiggle and her voice... could it be more sweet?? Love love love the dress too!!! Congratulations! Mary

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  23. SO CUTE!! I loved it when she said she was an "American Flag Citizen"


    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  24. so, so precious. you have a lovely blog and an even lovlier family...

    you have blessed me today.

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