What helpful hints do you have for families who are preparing their Home Study and/or Dossier?
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Thank you for these great answers! Here is mine:
The year before we began the adoption process, I bought a photocopier and thanked God for it multiple times throughout our homestudy and dossier pursuit. It was worth every penny and it continues to be used heavily for homeschooling.
My other bit of advice is make writing letters as easy as possible for your references. We gave our friends as much information as we could to save time, which resulted in a quick turn around. For less personal letters, such as Russ’ employer, we wrote a sample letter including start date, salary, etc. to save time for the person writing it. We also set up an appointment with the notary at our credit union, laid out our entire dossier (all three copies) on a long table, and notarized it all at once. I kept multiple check lists and slept very little, but we got our paperwork done quickly and it was worth it to me.
I hope this is helpful to families in process. Be sure to check this week’s Tuesday Topic!