03-15-2004, 01:02 AM
Kim - I remember some discussion (I think) on the certificate of citizenship and whether or not you were going to get it automatically. I was wondering if you did and if so, what the timeline was. I wouldn't really be expecting it so soon, but we got "the brown envelope" from the consulate the week after we came home with Jamie. I thought it was the cert. of citizenship and was enormously impressed by their efficiency, until I opened it up and read, "Congratulations! The BCIS has informed us that you have been approved to adopt from China" blah, blah, blah and was then stunned by their inefficiency. It started me wondering how long it would take.