Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dossier complete!

This week we put the final touches on our Dossier, double and triple checked signatures, packed it up with love and sent it off to our agency!  Wow, what a relief.  So much time and energy and prayer has gone into this package of papers... we were almost afraid to let it go.  Would it be weird to frame a copy of it?  It almost feels like we should expect some sort of reward for the 8 months of effort we put into it.  Wait, we will!  A new little person to add to our family!

A brief run down on what's in our Dossier:

Adoption application
Birth certificates- verified/notarized, out of state certified
Marital Status Certificate- verified/notarized, out of state certified
Certificates of profession
Certificate of Income and Property
Health examination certificates
Certificates of no-criminal records- up to date police letters
Homestudy report
CIS approval- very important and last piece!!
Copy of passports
Family photographs- 8-10 pics of our family living life
Passport size photos- 2 photos each

Now we wait for the final certifications and authentications needed.  We'll keep you posted on the next big step-  DTC:  Dossier To China!


lisa said...

I am so excited for you guys!!! Praying for yall!

We are hoping to start adoption on our little man next month.

Lisa Goodwin
(bought classroom rug from you :-)

gracie :) said...

So happy for this huge milestone!!

Paige said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I love to see who all is reading it!

Interesting that you also have an Abby and Josiah… and are also adopting from China. It is an amazing experience that grows you in many many ways.

This is an exciting step!