dos·si·er[dos-ee-ey, -ee-er, daw-see-ey, -see-er; Fr.daw-syey] noun
a collection or file of documents on the same subject, especially a complete file containing detailed information about a person or topic.
As defined by me: The first trimester of adoption. Months of paper-chasing. Notarizing and re-notarizing. Having friends and family in different states visit courthouses to obtain certified documents. Having all of those documents apostilled. A roller-coaster of emotions when something is returned or takes an unexpected amount of time to be completed. The single most nerve-wracking package I've ever mailed!
For us, it included over 60 documents...some of them several pages...nearly 2 1/2 pounds of paper.
It represents the culmination of all that has to be done in America to proceed with our international adoption.
It will now be checked by our agency, and if it is all correct (please pray that it is!), it will be sent to Eastern Europe where it is translated and notarized yet again. Then, we can be registered an receive a formal invitation to travel and receive an official referral. That's when we get to meet our daughter!
It also represents over $5,000 in paperwork, agency fees, international fees, postage, etc. We would like to thank all of you who have helped in our fundraising efforts to help us make these payments!
If you'd like to continue in helping us in this journey, you can do that by entering our iPad giveaway. There are details under the iPad tab at the top of the blog. The drawing will be held on June 30th.
Above all, please join us in prayer for a wedge of protection over our daughter, our family, and our friends who are in the midst of adoption in Eastern Europe. Pray for the US to have favor with the E.European politicians in regards to American adoption and favor for our family in the choosing of grant recipients.
Thank you. Be blessed!