HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)– A Highlands Ranch couple says their family is complete now that they’ve returned home with their adopted son from China. A computer glitch at the State Department delayed their return.
The glitch caused a delay in processing of passports and visas all over the world. That paralyzed some international travel, including the Vogt’s return home after finalizing their adoption of their 18-month-old son Jeremiah.
“We were ready to come home,” said Amy Vogt.
After filling out countless forms for the Chinese government, it was a computer glich back home that had the Vogts waiting almost an extra week.
“We were in China trying to take care of a little boy who we had just met a week-and-a-half earlier, in a hotel room in a place where you can’t drink the water and you don’t know the language,” said Danny Vogt.
Finally, on Tuesday, they received Jeremiah’s visa and rescheduled their flight home, arriving at Denver International Airport early Wednesday morning.
“A lot of times it’s really happy and fun,” said Amy.
Jeremiah’s brothers and sisters are happy to show him their toys and his new home.
Brady, 5, is happy to talk about Jeremiah, “He’s awesome. He’s just so playful.”
Jeremiah doesn’t speak English and only understands Mandarin. But after less than 48 hours in Colorado, Jeremiah seems to be feeling quite at home.
“Absolutely, I think we’re getting there,” said Danny.