Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year - New Motivation

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great one. Ours was nice - had an early Christmas with Ryan's family here in Omaha. Before Christmas we had a mini-getaway in San Diego for a couple of nights, then we took the train up to my parents and spent a week with my parents, including visits with my bro and his girlfriend. We got lots of nice presents too!

I am very overdue for an adoption update! Things sort of lulled over the holidays, but we are back and attacking our dossier with a new motivation. There are some international happenings involving the Hague Convention and Treaty that (long story short) mean we must have our dossier sent to Poland by April 1. This is exciting, although it means we have a few things to get done ASAP.

We must have everything to our agency in the next couple of weeks so that they may verify things, tell us anything that must be redone/fixed/etc. and then we have to send all documents to be apostilled by the Secretary of State.

Our remaining to-do list consists of completing our online adoption courses, getting our priest's recommendation form and collecting pictures of our pretty selves. We've got an appointment with out priest scheduled for next Wednesday, we have started the courses, and we are looking for the pictures, so we should be done soon!

The exciting part of this all is that (assuming it all is done correctly) our dossier should be in Poland before April 1 and we will then be officially "waiting" for our referral soon!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer: Thanks for the recent posts--finally had a chance to read them and see where you are in the process. We just submitted our dossier to the Agency on Dec 26th. It's such a relief! Would love to be in Poland with you at the same time. Thanks for describing the infertility and adoption process--it's good to have the support of family and friends and others going through the experience, too. Good luck--keep posting.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jennifer! I got your blog from another couple in Poland who are adopting their little boy at this time. I wanted to let you know that I already went through the process of adoption from Poland and have a beutiful 2 1/2 year old boy (Mateusz) from Poland. If you have any questions I would love to help you out if I can be of any assistance. I went through St. Mary's International and all went very smooth! Hope you have some great news soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jennifer! I came across your blog and wanted to let you know that I went through St. Mary's International Agency and had great success. It was a very smooth process and have a 2 1/2 year old son (Mateusz) from Poland. We adopted him 1 year ago and would love to talk to you if you have any questions. Hope you get great news soon!
Cherie Waring