Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The paper pregnancy continues....

Our dossier is complete (all those documents Dariya's country needs to have for court), we have everything apostilled (those pretty bronze seals from the secretary of state's office) now all we are waiting on is our USCIS (immigration clearance) and we can send all these lovely documents to Eastern Europe to get our court date to meet our beautiful daughter.  (Prayers accepted and appreciated!)

Our timeline (if we hit no bumps) could look something like this:  Immigration approval by end of April, file dossier to EE (2-3 weeks for translations), dossier submitted to SDA (mid to late May), court date given (mid June).

We have had a pretty smooth "pregnancy" although I have to say this one has been a whole lot more work that my two biological pregnancies.  We have had the occasional pg heartburn (ie. having to redo a few documents or having the notary redone) and many sleepless nights (can't sleep knowing my daughter is not tucked into her bed in our home at night).  However, I will take our fairly smooth, quick process so far. 

We have been blessed by a 4some of folks at our church (with many more helping) spearheading an
"All for Dariya" day on May 14th.  We start at noon with a 4 person scramble golf tourney then from 5-8 pm we are having a silent auction and pasta dinner at Kaw Prairie.  If you are in town, come join us it will be a great day!  Prayerfully we will raise our last bit of money needed to complete our fundraising so we can travel to meet and pick up our beautiful girl!


kecia said...

fun idea for fundraising! Love those pretty gold seals! Chocolate is always good!!! HOpe you get your approval soon!

Stephanie said...

I'm amazed at how smoothly (i know it seems smoother from my end) this has been. I can't even describe my joy for you. What a summer you are all going to have!!!

ParkerMama said...

Wishing you a smooth journey!

Tammy and Parker

Sarah Marie said...

As always you guys are in my prayers! I will start doing the smooth journey and money dance now. (well maybe tonight since I am at work)

Tara said...

Those official forms are impressive! Looking good so far. Can't wait 'til you bring her home!