Friday, July 30, 2010
On my birthday we also received our package of notarized documents back from Sacramento with the apostilles attached (there was one form that needs to be redone). These documents make up the bulk of our dossier. We have a few more documents (state police clearance, I-171H aka The Golden Ticket, etc.) that will need to be apostilled as well, so I think I will probably be driving to Sacramento for the remaining apostilles.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We sent twenty-four documents that had recently been notarized (again) to Sacramento to get apostilled (again). I am hoping to have the last few remaining documents in my hands Monday so that I will be able to send them off to Sacramento as well.
Still waiting to hear from USCIS.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Unfortunately... when I requested them, I forgot to let them know that they need to be notarized. :::sigh::: I don't know what I was thinking. On Friday, I went back to the sheriff's department and was able to get the phone number to the other office that sends them out. They were able to look up the documents and said that they will send them out again, notarized this time. I let her know that the notary can not expire within the next twelve months and she said she would write a note, but no guarantees. Keep praying.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
BOY, Born February 4, 2005
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!
I have $20,000 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!
Brian is heading to the assessor's office (again) in an attempt to get the last document we need for our adoption. Please pray that they agree to give us the letter with the necessary information. They have given us a letter back in February, but not with all of the information we need, only what they typically provide for adoptions. They have no regard for what specific countries require. Also, since that original letter is now over 5 months old, it has since expired. ::: sigh ::: Why is this so complicated? It really isn't that difficult. They have spent more time with us in person and on the phone telling us "NO!" than they would if they would just write the letter. I wish there was a federal law that would make banks, mortgage companies, assessor's offices, etc. have to comply and provide the necessary documentation... without grief!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tomorrow morning Brian is going to try yet again with the assessor's office. The document they had given us 1) does not have all of the needed information on it and 2) it has also expired. Please pray that the assessor's office will be gracious and give us the letter we need to bring Aly home. They keep saying, "This is the letter we always give out for adoptions", with no thought to what information we told them needed to be included in the letter and that the country we are adopting from requires.
We are waiting for our state police clearance to arrive and an appointment to get our final set of fingerprints done. Once we have our final fingerprints, then we waited for the I-171H (aka The Golden Ticket), which is the final piece of paper we need for our dossier. We are getting so close!!!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Girl, DOB: April 19, 2006
Main diagnosis: Down syndrome
lagging behind in physical and mental development
She has already been transferred to a mental institution
Paula was born with a heart condition that was surgically corrected with satisfactory results.
She does not yet walk and often prefers to be by herself. She is 4 years old and her report says she functions at the level of a 2 year old. She is lagging behind in all areas of her development.
FULL MEDICAL RECORDS AVAILABLE
SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL
I have $1193 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Of course I still have to deal with the assessor's office. Wish me luck!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Also, our homestudy is almost completed. We reviewed the first copy and made minor changes as needed. Even better is that we got the very last document we needed for our homestudy turned in today. Hopefully that will be done any day now, then we can send it off to USCIS.