Sunday, August 29, 2010

The race is on! The Dossier has left the building....

Dossier is pronounced "doss-ee-ay" or "doss-ee-air" in southern dialect.  noun. a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject.  In adoption this is the mound of paperwork collected in a crazed manner by the paper-pregnant mama or papa.  Sometimes the dossier is hollered at, sung too, prayed over, or protected like an endangered species at an NRA convention.   It took a self-proclaimed "expert" over six months to collect, even though we had done it once before.  We are relieved that it is off to America World Adoption Association, it officially secures our place on the waiting list, and our paperwork will have to meet some final checks and be certified by good ole Hilary before it can be sent off to Ethiopia for translation & court.  We should be matched with a child/children sometime between December and June.  Our official request is one to two girls between 3- 40 months.  So, no matter me, we'll be surprised!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! YAY! Enjoy the JOY of knowing that all that you can do has been DONE (for now)!!!! Celebrating with you! Congrats!