Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Things Are Moving Along

Our paperwork was sent to the preparer today she will obtain county clerk and department of state authentication. I feel so relieved to have it out of my hands.My desk will seem empty without the perpetual purple folder hanging out there. At least when doing the dossier you feel as if you are doing something anything to make this move along. Now we are just truly waiting which is the really hard part.I guess maybe we should be good at it by now.
Halloween is in full swing here Olivia is going to be a high school musical cheerleader. We had family fun night at her school last weekend she had a blast and they had a really good magician this year. We will be off to Marge and Ray's for their annual Halloween Blast and we are looking forward to that.
I will post more news as it happens and hoping everyone gets more treats than tricks on Halloween.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quick But Exciting Update

We received our I171h in record time. Two weeks after our fingerprinting we received it yesterday. Way to go Federal Plaza NYC NY. One document will be picked up at work on Monday and the last will be my physical which is scheduled for Tuesday then on to the preparer for authentication. I am so glad we made the decision to hire her it takes alot of running around off me.She is also very skilled at checking the documents so any errors will be caught prior to authentication.We are moving along I was so excited Friday when I saw the envelope I will keep you all posted.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Olivia's front tooth had been hanging on by a thread for over a week and finally on Saturday with a little help from Uncle Ray it came out. Interestingly I have been a nurse for 24 years yet the thought of assisting with teeth removal makes my skin crawl. I was glad we had backup---- Thanks Uncle Ray
Life has been moving along and things have been going well. My new job is going along and although the longer days were an adjustment in the beginning much better now. We are now counting the days until our disney trip for Thanksgiving in November. We were hoping that we would be traveling as a family of four but that was not to be.
Our refingerprinting for immigration clearance was completed 10/2/08 so we are now waiting for our i171 approval. We only have two more documents for the dossier to get and they are both in the works. Once we receive the approval we will send them off the the dossier preparer she will get all the county clerk and department of state authentications. Prior to her having them DOS certified she will scan them to the adoption agency for translation to begin while the originals are being certified which should help move along the process. From there they go to the Kygr embassy in Washington then onto kyrgz ministry for final approval by adoption committee. Then we are officially "waiting" and can receive a referral at that time. I am getting excited again at the prospect and can actually picture another member of our family.
We will keep everyone posted and hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather