May 1st was Sophie’s court date for readoption. Since I was the only one who traveled for her, we had to readopt her in order for her to become a US citizen and for her name to legally be changed to Sophie Lulu JingXiao. In Georgia it is not necessary to hire a lawyer. So with the help of some online buddies, we were able to get the proper paperwork and file the papers ourselves! On Tuesday the ‘big day’ finally came and we were ready. Sophie looked so beautiful and, even though she didn’t fully understand the enormity of the day, we tried our best to make it HER day. After the ‘hearing’ (really just a meeting in the very nice judge’s chambers) we headed to the China Buffet for her favorite: noodles and chicken on a stick 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS Sophie, as you become a U.S. Citizen!
Stefanie, Sophies looks so adorable! LOVE that outfit!!
I just love the pic of proud momma, Proud daddy & those adorable sisters!
Mmmmm….noodles & chicken on a stick…I’m HUNGRY! (as Kiara would say!)
Wow – what a fun day!!! We have one of those same dresses and I love it!!! Those are just adorable!! Congrats!
Sophie Mei congratulates Sophie Lu!!
What a neat day!
Sophie and Sage
Congrats to Sophie Lu!! She is so precious in her dress. She looks like she had a good day. Isabella looks like she did too!!
What a happy day!! The little sisters are precious!
Holly in NC
Steffie B. says
Congratulations Sophie…..you are beautiful.
Congrats, Sophie Lu! And, as always, I love the adorable pictures of your beautiful girls.
"Virtual Twins" says
Congratulations, Sophie Lu!! You’re precious beyond words (as is your sister!)
Jewels of My Heart says
Congratulations Sophie!!! How exciting! You are one beautiful little American citizen!
We are in Georgia too and want to readopt our daughter. Is there a site you can go to to find info on doing it yourself?
Mike, Hayley & Piper says
Hiya Stef, the girls look beautiful. I just bought that dress for Piper on ebay…now I know how cute it will look!
Congrats to your beautiful family.
fabric on it’s way for Jude.
Thanks so much, guys!!
Daleea, if you join the China Peaches yahoo group, you’ll find all the info you need there! It was SO easy once I was pointed in the right direction 🙂
Yay for Sophie!! I’m so happy for your whole family!