Monday, May 14, 2007

Progess Update #1

Today, we received out dossier preparation package and were assigned a family coordinator. We have a lot of papers to collect and get notarized at the local, state, and federal levels!

  • birth certificates
  • marriage certificate
  • employment verification
  • proof of health insurance for adopted child
  • proof of life insurance
  • 3 letters of reference
  • copies of passports
  • I-171H (permission to bring an orphan into the US)
  • financial statement
  • photos of the house
  • photos of the family
  • police reports
  • physical examinations
  • letter requesting a child
  • agency recommendation
  • etc...

AND then, there's the home study!

Don't let anybody ever tell you that adoption was the easy way to add to the family! Our other children didn't involve *any* paperwork!

This will so be worth it! I can't wait to get it together!


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