Thursday, February 7, 2008

We Are Officially Waiting!

Ta-da! Here is a photograph of our Dossier! I know it doesn't look very impressive, but there was a lot of effort put into that stack of papers.

We got confirmation from our Agency that it looks wonderful and that Poland will love us. The affirmation felt good. On Tuesday our Dossier was sent to Poland for translation and authentication. After that we can be matched at any time. We don't anticipate any news for quite a few months. But I suppose anything can happen.

We had our immigration fingerprinting appointment today. It went smoothly and we should have immigration approval some time in the next weeks (or months).

I know friends and family will be eager for news. Believe me, we will give it at soon as we can! In the meantime, I'm thinking we should get shirts that say "no news yet." Although if we did that, we would have to wear them every day. Perhaps we should get just a button or something. :-)

Just because we are in the waiting stage does not mean that this blog will go quiet. It is now that we are finally beginning to believe that we will actually become parents, and I may well be posting more frequently. We are going to be trying to figure out how we should spend the time preparing our home and our hearts, and we are very open to advice and suggestions as to how we do that!

Also, it is the Season of Lent, a time of preparation and sacrifice -- indeed a good time to reflect.



I love seeing all those crossed out items on your check list :)

I hope you have another enjoyable weekend celebrating the official send off of your "paper baby".

Congratulations again!

Suggestion for preparation -- learn as much about preparing yourself for attachment as possible. We are very happy we did. While the girls are doing well, we were definitely more prepared and relaxed when they demonstrated some "orphanage" behaviours. Many of the early bonding techniques are very different then what current American child rearing would recommend.

This information will be very important for family and friends who are well intended and want to help but often interfere with the bonding process because they don't know the issues. I'll let you know when we get home if we helped prepare our family enough :)

kelly.eason said...

Congrats on this huge step! I know in a way it's a relief, but be patient with the waiting for a referral part, too. You will find the child meant for your family! Kelly