Just when we thought that our plate was full in life, God dished us up some dessert!


Friday, April 23, 2010

That hunk of a dossier is gone...heading overseas...yaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never felt so neurotic in my life trying to pull that dossier together...

Many times I have thought I had the dossier in its entirety...except one thing. And then along came another thing! It's like washing the dishes. Just when you think you washed the last dish, someone sets another one next to you. I knew exactly what I was supposed to have, that was clear, however it seemed that many things were just slightly off (like missing a number or a stamp covering somethings, or oops the notary stamped but didn't sign, etc....)

Then, after having everything apostilled yesterday, I looked last night and noticed that the signatures from the Secretary of State were different. I guess many have permission to sign his signature, but apparently they are supposed to try to make it look somewhat close to his. Not these!!! I thought with my luck they would catch that over there when we have our appointment! That was all I needed was to have them think I, or someone else, forged something. To have to do anything all over again might drive me nuts. No way...wasn't going to risk it. They agreed, apologized , and apostilled them all over again (mind you there were 23 documents that I had apostilled!!!!!!

Here is the fancy folder which I decided was so bright that it was impossible to misplace, right??? I don't think Dan is going to want to carry it though. "Come on Dan...it's a European file bag!"

Here is the dossier all fanned out on the file before it was RE-apostilled:

"The Beast"

Here is the dossier in the FedEx envelope ready to go---all $108 of it! It is supposed to arrive in Eastern Europe no later than Tuesday. I don't think my facilitator will be able to submit it this coming week, so I would think for sure next week!!!!!

And so we wait...

Please continue to pray that every person who touches our dossier, puts it into the hands of the next person it is supposed to go to, etc... And pray that it all happens very quickly...if it is God's will...of course :-)

Thank you! I want my baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Praying for you Gretchen! Glad to hear it's on it's way!! :)

  2. Woo Hoo!! That's a HUGE item to check off your "adoption to-do list"! Congratulations!!!


  3. YAY!

    It won't be long now!

    By the way, there is no way Rich would carry that bag....nothing with 'handles'. :)