Thursday, January 10, 2008
Dossier to Agency!
This is a great step! Today we are mailing our draft dossier to our Agency. Well...it isn't the finalized/authenticated version of the dossier, but it is close! We have completed all the requirements and are sending it to our Agency to examine it and be sure everything is OK before we have all of the documents authenticated.
Our Agency will review everything and tell us if there is anything that needs to be redone. If there is anything that must be fixed, we can do that immediately. We then will send all notarized documents to the Secretary of State who will apostille (a form of authentication) each document (for a fee). When that is done, the pile of paper can go to Poland!
Things seem to be moving along at a brisk pace now. I can't believe we will be out of this stage very shortly!
Then what? Well, I think we will start planning and preparing our home. We do not know an exact age or the sex of our child, but we do know that there will need to be room for more "stuff." I'm looking forward to cleaning out "the room" and getting some bookshelves and baskets and such for the basement.
We still cannot even think about names. I think we are going to wait and see what his/her given name is and evaluate the possibilities then.