Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wow, government sure moved fast

On Thursday, Sept. 10, we took Jake for his 6-month checkup on his cleft surgery. All is going well, but he may need more surgery in the spring. We will know more later.

Then, we went to the Oklahoma Department of Health to get him an Oklahoma Certificate of Foreign Birth. We didn't need to do this, but it will make it easier come school time if everyone has a copy of an Oklahoma certificate, as opposed to the Chinese documents we have.

After a long, sometimes frustrating time dealing with the bureaucracy, we finally got in to see the woman we needed to see. We had been prepared ahead of time when she told us there would be a 72-hour time period during which they researched things before they could process our request. Then, it would take 2-3 weeks before we received the certificate.

Well, on Saturday, I went out to get the mail and there was a letter from the Oklahoma Department of Health. Uh oh, what was wrong? What more documentation did they need? I opened it up wondering what was up and was I surprised. It was Jake's Oklahoma Certificate of Foreign Birth - only 48 hours later and not the 2-3 weeks we were told to expect. Absolutely amazing!



nilag said...

more proof that God was in control of the whole adoption from the very beginning!

Kevin, Jake and Violet said...

Thanks, I needed to hear that God is in control this week. Violet