Yep. As of right now, Liam does not exist in any sort of legal status. The only current information about Liam is a sheet of paper stating that Beth Rhodes gave birth to him on June 9. He has no name, and I'm not mentioned in anything.
But tomorrow, everything will change.
In order to get Liam's birth certificate, tomorrow we will have to go to the записи актов
гражданского состояния, or ЗАГС (ZAGS), the civil registry of Russia. We most not only bring our passports but also our marriage certificate, and the previously mentioned paper we received from the hospital. We still are not sure yet if we need to bring Liam, but we hope to find out tomorrow before leaving. Our best guess is it's going to be a long day.
And we do all this to receive Liam's Russian birth certificate-- only then can we go to the American Embassy and get his American citizenship worked out. Right now we're looking into dual citizenship. We've heard both that he will and won't be able to, so we'll hopefully find out a definite answer tomorrow. But how cool would it be if he could have a dual?
We'll let you know how things go!