We’ve been back for 2 weeks now, time is flying by. We received Isaac’s birth certificate last week. His name appears as Munir James Boyle and we are named as his parents. Seeing our names on his birth certificate made everything seem even more real to us. We can’t legally change his name to Isaac until he has lived in Ontario for 1 year. We also received the translated court decision documents that states that our adoption was approved and the file is officially closed! The last document we are waiting for is Isaac’s Ethiopian passport. Once we receive it, all the documents will be sent to the Canadian Immigration in Nairobi. We will then be waiting for his facilitation visa to be issued so he can enter Canada. We are hoping the timeline is still around 8 weeks from our court date but unfortunately the process is very unpredictable. Since Isaac will be entering Canada as a Canadian citizen, we will be able to apply for his Canadian passport right away.
We also received our first monthly update for Isaac from the transition home in Ethiopia. He will be 8 months on March 7, he weighs 7.7kg and his height is 70cm. He is in good health. Below are a couple updated pictures. We can’t believe how much he has changed in such a short time and it looks like he is being fed well! We miss him so much and can’t wait to see him again.