Try filing a tax return and claiming a deduction without a social security number for your child.
Or, try signing her up for benefits with your employer without a SSN.
In the world of adoption your child is not “official” until such time as an adoption decree is issued. In our case, Ashlyn is almost 14 months old and, due to the fact that there is not a formal adotpion decree that has been issued (and there will not be until the trial process is over) she does not qualify for a SSN. In many ways, Ashlyn is not a formal citizen of our country. This presents a unique set of challenges that we never anticipated. Of course, tell her that at her first birthday party.
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