If you read my post, Certificate of Citizenship Name Game, you know I was trying to figure out how to change this (correct this) on their documentation without re-adoption.
I finally received an answer from someone who completed the process here in Illinois. Thanks, Tara. Another adoptive parent explained that after bringing her child home on an IR-3 visa, she hired an attorney specifically for the name change. After receiving her Certificate of Citizenship, she paid about $900 to have him file papers with the county to change the name.
- April - Home with child
- May - Certificate of Citizenship
- July - Filed in court for name change (can be done immediately)
- July - Court hearing
- Sept. - Court order
- Nov. - Record of foreign birth