The past month, our child has technically been a man without a country. But yesterday, we had our appointment at the U.S. Embassy to officially make him an American citizen, which was kind of a process.
We had to complete three different form series - one for a consular report of a birth abroad, one for social security, and one for his passport to prove citizenship. It all required no tiny bit of stress on our part, especially since we had to make an appointment more than a month in advance and if we had something out of order, would have to book another one and come back to Copenhagen at no small expense and postpone our trip to the U.S.
But, I'm happy to say that after going through the insane security to get into the embassy, everything else went very smoothly. I think the most fun/meaningful part of the process was standing there next to Paul, holding Hade in my arms while Paul and I raised our right hands in front of a consular officer to take an oath on behalf that newest little American. If it had been longer than the 1.5 lines it was, I would have been at risk of getting emotional about it.
So here's to Hadrian the Hunn, signed off super officially and expecting his first passport in the mail. A pretty great present to celebrate his one-month birthday.