Much to our amazement, our dossier for K’s adoption is done. Even as I type these words I wonder if it can be true? Our dossier packet arrived from AAI on the weekend while we were gone. On Monday we looked it over and began to organize ourselves. Russ took charge of the employment letter, bank statement, and gathering our birth/marriage certificates and tax documents. I called two of our previous references, arranged for medical statements, wrote the “family letter to the Ethiopian government”, got our revised homestudy ready to go, FedEx’ed documents to both the Idaho and Washington Secretary of State. We both got our passport photos taken again. I also called the police department and requested two more police clearance letters.
Yesterday and today we began to gather things, going to the police department, credit union, clinic, Human Resources office, etc. Then today we took a stack of documents to our credit union where the nicest woman ever watched us sign them and notarized each one. We laid everything out on the dining room table, checked our dossier list, checked again and looked at each other in amazement. By 3:00 it was ready to go, but the FedEx pickup for the day was already gone, so tomorrow morning I’m sending it off.
God is so amazing! I am completely in awe of his goodness and his love for our little girl and for us. I will admit, I am completely sleep deprived and emotionally worn out, but we are blessed! Thank you to our friends who wrote letters, our credit union friend, our doctor, the kind woman in Human Resources, and our local police department!
Thank you for your prayers.