Saturday, January 28, 2012


We received our last document in the mail yesterday and even better than that, today we received confirmation from our facilitator that it is approved.  YIPPEE!

Jeromy rushed our last 4 documents to the Post Office to get them to our State Capital to get certified. (to apostille)
(Does anyone know what the past tense of the word Apostille is? I found that Apostilled is not an English word. )

So we wait for them to return and then we mail our Dossier to Her Country.

The dossier will get translated and then submitted to the Government. 

Once the Government gets the documents and reviews them they will give us an appointment date.  It seems these appointment dates are often only a few weeks out. 

We will travel to Eastern Europe and go to the Government office for the official referral.  Please pray that this goes smoothly.

We will then travel to her orphanage and spend time with her and get to know her. Then we will go to court.

After court we have a mandatory 10 day waiting period (please pray that this gets waived. Some Judges will waive it, I am praying since she is a teenager that they will waive it. ) 

After the 10 days we can bring her HOME!

We have a long ways to go but we are getting close to the best part...Meeting her and getting to bring her HOME!

For checking on us and listening to our excitement and disappointments. So excited to have so many loving friends and family to share this with.


  1. Yeah!!!! I am so happy that things are moving along for you. I can't wait to meet her too. Hugs and prayers. Love you.

  2. Stacy, this is very good news! I have been praying for you, that things would just work their way along until you bring her home.
    Shelley (Jay's mom)

  3. Slava Bogu! Praying for a quick submission and travel date!