A lot of people are asking me, what happens when the twins are born? How will I get them back to Canada? Well here goes: The twins will be born with a scheduled C-section, which means that I will be in Kenya for their birth. Once the babies are born I will be provided with the birth certificate and documents needed to apply for their passport and citizenship. The babies will be born in Mombasa, then I take them to Nairobi which is an hour plane ride where I will go to the Canadian Embassy to apply for passport and citizenship at the same time.
I will have to bring a paternity test from Canada and once at the Embassy, I will do the DNA test. I will have to open DNA file before I leave for Kenya. The DNA swab must be flown to Canada and the results will then be emailed to the Canadian Consulate. Once the results are available the passport can be issued – express passport within 2 to 4 days after the DNA results, the passports will then be shipped to me and I can exit with the twins.
The clinic says that this procedure can take anywhere between 3-4 weeks. I really hope that it is quick and painless. It is already difficult to bring babies home where you are prepared for them but to have 2 newborns in a developing country scares me a little. I am very grateful that I will not be alone and that my mom will be with me (#supermom). I don’t even know what I would do if she wasn’t coming with me. I am so blessed that my parents are so supportive, through my blog I have met many single parents that have no one to help them and I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for them. Stay tuned for what a list of what I need to bring with me from Canada.