Thursday, May 31, 2012
Well the plan was to finally be DTC this week. I guess plans are meant to be broken because it's not happening! Our agency called yesterday to say we had a few issues. The first one being that Rusty's passport was not signed. No biggie he could sign it and we could email a copy to them. Of course it's pretty funny that this is the same passport that Rusty went to China on and no one ever noticed it was not signed! Oh well easy fix. The second problem is that since we have started the process they now require the Homestudy agency to notarize the letters of reference and our agency had not sent them. So HOPEFULLY they will forward those onto our adoption agency ASAP! And the final problem which of course had never happened before was that the Consulate had authenticated a copy of my birth certificate and not the original! We have no idea where the original is and can only guess that it is at the Consulate and our courier refuses to ask them is they have it! So now we are starting over with the Birth certificate! Because my mother is so WONDERFUL she got a new birth certificate issued and got it certified by the Secretary of State withing 3 hours of me getting the call from our agency! Thanks Mom!!! Today she overnighted it all to the courier and she will have it by tomorrow. Once it is authenticated correctly we hope, it will be forwarded to my adoption agency. The agency has let me know that once they have everything it will be sent to China! So if everything goes the way it should we should be DTC the end of next week! Please let that happen!
Friday, May 25, 2012
I was so happy to get an email from my new friend Kim who is also adopting from Zhoukou and from the same agency and we are on the same timeline!!! We are both hoping to travel together to get our cuties. This morning she got an email with tons of pictures of her little girl Lucy at her birthday party. And lucky for me one of the little party guests just happened to be Warren! I now have 25 more pictures of our little guy!
Monday, May 14, 2012
I am so relieved to say that my Dossier is now finished! As a matter of fact it is on the way to Colorado right now and the agency should have it by 10:30 tomorrow! I am so relieved to be done. Now we will wait for our agency to send our Dossier to China. (I have high hopes that will be Friday!) Of course I had to take pictures of all the paperwork that I have been working on for the last few months!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
So yesterday ranked pretty high up there on my happy day poll. It started because I had found the picture of Warren when he was only 6 months. And it ended when I checked my email last night and found a major unexpected surprise! And what was that Surprise you may ask? Well it was this...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Ever since we have started this adoption I have been looking for a picture of the Zhoukou orphanage! I knew that it was new but no one had ever seen a picture of it. I have looked and looked on all the Chinese sites and never found it. Last night I decided to try a new Chinese search engine. It didn't take long until I finally saw it! I was shocked with how nice it was because I was expecting the worst. And then something else caught my eye! Most of the pictures were outside the orphanage with the older children and I could see the playground in the back where Warren's new pictures were taken. The last picture made me catch my breath! There was one picture inside the orphanage and inside the baby room. The caption read "A very cute baby"! And staring back at me was our little man!
Friday, May 4, 2012
After a week with a trip to the notary, a lost homestudy in the mail by UPS which was later found, Having to call and remind the county clerk that they have to mail the homestudy back to me, two trips to the county clerk because they forgot to stamp two forms and one trip downtown to the Secretary of State, I finally mailed all of our papers off to the Chinese Consulate today!!! Well they are actually on there way to the courier who will take it to the Consulate! It feels great to have this all done. It does not feel so great to have my papers on a Fed-Ex truck with out me being there though! I will breath a sigh of relief when they are back in my hand! Next step will be on to our agency! I have to say that Jaden was there with me EVERY step of the way! And in every office that we went in and had to sit and wait I was told that she was so well behaved so in honor of that today she got to go and pick out her hearts desire! Another mermaid!