It's done. All over red rover. Finished. Completed. Etc. Etc.
When last I wrote at you, it was Thursday and I had received an email from the DNA labs saying they had received Romans sample. On Friday, the results were back at the Embassy and the news was all good. My father feels that the DNA test wasn't required as Roman has the same shaped birth mark on the back of his head that I have, my father has and my grand father had before him.
On Monday the 10th, the surrogate had her interview at the Australian Embassy.
On Tuesday the 11th, exactly one month after Roman was born, he became an Australian Citizen by Descent.
On the Tuesday when we picked up Romans certificate we also applied for his Australian passport and an emergency passport. His proper passport will be sent to Perth, and we pick up his emergency passport today Thursday 13th March 2014.
On Saturday the 15th March we return home to Australia.
So for a process we were told would take 8 to 12 weeks, we were lucky enough to have completed in 4 weeks 2 days.
Exciting times indeed. Pete and I would like to thank Pak and Mameaw, the team at Talent IVF who were there every step of the way making the process to bring Roman home seem ever so easy. We can't thank you girls enough.
Until next time...