Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers
Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let the Madness Begin!

Well we have received our Dossier Package and to say it's overwhelming is an understatement. It doesn't seem too bad upon first look but once you get into the details, well lets just say it's a good thing I'm a little OCD about the paperwork. We are going to get fingerprinted today for our FBI clearance which should take about 12 weeks to get back. Dustin and I have set a goal of March 1st to have our paperwork officially in Bulgaria for translation. If that is the case and assuming there are no flaws found we should have a referral around summer 2013 and flying to get our daughter december 2013 (just in time for christmas)!! It seems like an awfully long time to wait, but we are sooo willing! We are going next week to get a bunch of blood work done for our second physical paper work. Then it's thanksgiving, and we have sooo much to be thankful for! Beginning with the blessing of being a part of this incredible journey. There will be a lot of updating the next few months, then a looong period of waiting. Fortunately that will be the time when we do all of our fundraising and start applying for grants to complete the cost of the adoption. I'm going to try my best to keep everyone updated. Right now most of our paperwork is waiting on my new passport, since I had to get a new one because my last name changed. After that comes in in about 4 weeks we'll be getting everything apostilled and notarized and then we wait on FBI to clear us and our USCIS approval. The next biggest appointment we have is December 1st when Meredith will be coming to do our Home Study Visit. She estimated it being done by the end of December. At this point we can send off our USCIS approval and start applying for grants.

Thanks to everyone who is following and keeping up! Please continue to keep us and our daughter in your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. so excited for you. Found your blog through the chat site for Bulgarian adoptions. We adopted our son this past July. He is doing so well, and we are so blessed by him. Will continue to follow your journey. Celeste