It has been officially over 3 months since we started the finalization process of Alex’s adoption. We unfortunately are still waiting. A month ago, we sent all of our signed documents to our agencies lawyer, expecting to hear soon about a court date for finalization. Instead this week we got a call that it is taking months to get appointments for adoption court appearances, which would mean that we potentially would not finalize by the end of 2009. So instead we decided to simply have the paperwork signed by a judge and have them mailed to us rather than a court appearance. We will hopefully get things finalized by the end of November this way.
The other hang up dealt with the city that Alex was born in. On some of his documentation the birth city is spelt as Busan, which is correct, but on other documents it is Pusan (the way Busan is pronounced). And the court papers were under Pusan, but his Permanent Resident paperwork is Busan. So we had to get that cleared up otherwise we would have had a big problem come Citizenship time.
Anyhow – all figured out now and our paperwork is REALLY now in the mail to be finalized!!