Today was another a big day in our adoption process - The Dossier Call.
After receiving our paperwork, AGCI sent us my new best friend : Our Adoption Planner. Our caseworker went through the Adoption Planner which contains all the procedures and paperwork we would need to complete in order to have our dossier approved by AGCI. The dossier is then submitted to the Ethiopian government for translation and approval. By the end of the call, I felt completely overwhelmed with all the little things that need to be gathered.
The first big item to complete is our homestudy which we are hoping to have done by the end of the October. This may be wishful thinking. We are also working on completing our education requirements which include the workbook Eyes Wide Open and several online training courses.
After the homestudy and education courses are completed, we will be working to get a TON of paperwork together including certified copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, update passports, medical forms, criminal checks, and the list goes on...
I think that motherhood may have dampened my Type A personality - I no longer enjoy checklists like I used to! In some ways, it is similar to being physically pregnant - I think we are enduring the morning sickness (paperwork) right now. It will be so worth it when our little one joins our family! And who wouldn't want to be a part of this motley crew?
|Mother's Day 2010|