Wednesday, October 24, 2007

One More Stop!

Today we got all of the paperwork back from Tallahassee with everything signed and sealed. Tomorrow it will all be sent out to the Consulate and then on to our agency. This is all happening so much faster than expected...and it is really starting to sink in. One of the best parts for me is that my sister, Heidi, is due with a little girl the end of February. I know a couple of years ago neither of us could have imagined having another little girl in our is so cool, and God is so good! We are truly a blessed family!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Paperwork Milestone!

On last Thursday, the 18th, we received our I-171H in the mail...the last piece of paper from US immigration granting us permission to adopt internationally. YEAH! On Friday, I had all ten documents that were notarized sent out to Tallahassee. I should get them back by the end of this week, then to the Vietnam Consulate, then to our agency and to Vietnam! I'm hoping that by mid-November we will be DTV(dossier to Vietnam) and be officially on the waiting list:) Whoo-hoo, all the paperwork is almost finished! Our agency tells us we should have a referral in 4-6 months from DTV, which means a picture and medical records. After the referral, we wait to get 'travel dates' which are typically 2-3 months after the referral. We are ALL very excited!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


We went to the immigration department this morning and sat in a LONG line to get our fingerprints in the system! One more step down. Now, we get to wait for our I-171H to arrive. This part of the adoption process is a lot like the first trimester of a pregnancy...the most important things are happening(as far as the paperwork), but it feels really slow and there is nothing to show for it:) (at least I'm not gaining weight)