Wyatt's birth certificate arrived today! (The Kentucky Registration of Foreign Birth - note the Kentucky blue chosen for the announcement.
You may remember a post a few weeks ago where we started the race to receive Wyatt's Kentucky birth certificate and his foreign adoption registration. You may also recall that if we were betting people, this news would mean that we would be owing some money. So, it is with much surprise that this announcement is made, and it comes with a few more surprises:
1. His city and province are listed on the birth certificate even though we did not list the city on the application. This is surprising because Julia's birth certificate only lists her province and it is in the wrong place on the certificate. When we inquired about having the city added and correcting the province information, we were informed that it would require a court order - clearly not worth it.
2. All of the documents submitted with the application to verify the information were returned to us. They did not do this with Julia's application, so we did not send any of the original documents. We copied every necessary document and had them notarized as copies.
Just a couple of other interesting details - both applications were sent on July 24th (our 15th wedding anniversary), and the birth certificate arrived today (August 6th which happens to be Tamara's birthday).
We did receive our birth certificate application back last Friday because, get this...the notary did not write "2008" on it when she dated her signature. It did not matter that they had five, yes five other documents in their hands notarized by the same person on the same day - not to mention that Wyatt has only been in the country since June. What other year could it have been? Anyway, they still beat the other office.