Finalization Date! YAY! Question.....

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Registered: 12-10-2007
Finalization Date! YAY! Question.....
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 11:50pm
SUPER excited that when going through 3 weeks worth of mail---the kids and I were on a roadtrip with my parents....I opened a letter stating that our finalization hearing is scheduled for August 25!!! YAY!!
Was hoping to appear with kids....but that is the third day back to school-- I think I remember my social worker telling me that we can actually call in....has anyone finalized via telephone??? Also, what is the next step? birth certificate? Social security number?
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Registered: 07-05-2007
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 10:37am

Robin,

We finalized by phone! Our attorney let us know what time to call and gave us the number. We had to have a notary at our home to swear us in. Luckily, DH was able to have one from work come over. The whole process took about ten minutes! But, the hearing actually happened about 45 minutes late... I guess they were running behind, so be prepared for that. We got the birth certificates in the mail a few weeks later. We haven't gotten social security cards yet. Guess I better get on that!

Congratulations!!!

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Registered: 08-19-2007
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 9:04pm

We went to our hearing, but after you finalize:


Our attorney took care of ordering the birthcertificates. After we get them, then we can change the SSN's( we adopted 2 brother out of foster care).