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Monday, May 21, 2012

UP, UP, and AWAY

Our Dossier has boarded the plane for Bulgaria and landed safely on Tuesday May 15th.  It is currently being translated by VESTA.  It seems so strange to be doing all of this paperwork and to be excited about a log in date when it only marks the beginning of our long wait.  Regardless it's a huge milestone in our process.  We have a personal goal of a log in date by July 4th, my mothers birthday!  Even though it will be her birthday it will be a great present for Dustin and I. 

We have decided to start yet another fundraiser. Amidst the yard sale items we are collecting and t-shirts on adoption bug, I have ordered a starter kit for Paparazzi Accessories.  I will hopefully be able to post a link on here to my Facebook page soon. It's an amazing jewelry party plan organization that sales very fashion forward jewelry and hair accessories for only $5. Talk about a deal! I hope I don't end up buying more than I sell!  If anyone is interested in selling please let me know and you can join our team!  It's a great way to fundraise for the adoption or just to make extra cash on the side! 

Don't forget we have our DONATE button at the top of the page for anyone wanting to donate via paypal!
& most importantly please continue to pray, for our child, our patience, and our paperwork as it makes its way through the MOJ!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fundraiser T-Shirts

We've officially gotten a store up and running on Adoption Bug!  Go check it out and order some t-shirts to help us with fundraising.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Updates and Redos

Well after mailing our dossier to TOL they contacted us to let me know we had 2 things to fix.  First I had mistakenly put 2010 as dustins passport expiration date and it should have been 2020. Stupid mistake, but nonetheless I had to fix it so I got it fixed, and sent off to the Secretary of State to get apostilled.  The second thing was our FBI background check.  It was one of the first things we had done, so it was in danger of expiring shortly after the MOJ receives it.  TOL suggested we go ahead and start the update process so it was ready.  We went ahead and got fingerprinted last week and the local pd and sent off our application.  Last time it took about a month to get our approvals back and then we'll have to send off to the Dept. of State to get it apostilled once it's back. 

Currently, if I understand correctly, our dossier is being translated into Bulgarian.  Once it's completely translated, TOL will then send it to the MOJ and we will wait on a registration date.  We're getting closer and closer, but still so long to go!

On an exciting note.....Dustin and I along with our parents have registered to go to the Bulgarian Adoptees Reunion, which we are suuuuper excited about!  We can't wait to meet all of the beautiful families, and dive a little bit farther into the adoption community. It will be so great to get to talk to people who have dealt first hand with adopting bulgarian children, and get advice about their ups and downs throughout the process!

As soon as our dossier gets translated and sent over, which should take a week or two, I'll be sure and post, so we can send out extra prayers to get our Dossier safe and sound into the hands of the MOJ!!