Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dossier Done!!


This is what a Dossier looks like. For those of you who haven't done the Dossier Dance, here's a summary of the Dossier....each of these documents is different - letters from doctors, employers, financial documents, birth certificates, and reference letters. Each one must be notarized with very specific language, by a Notary Public whose commission doesn't expire within the next 12 months. This morning we took all 21 documents to the Secretary of State's office to have them certified. They check to make sure that every notary is official, and put a cover sheet on each one to certify them. Todd's birth certificate from Indiana had a pretty gold star, but the rest had the beautiful State of Illinois seal!

We FedEx'd the whole thing to our adoption agency in St. Louis. They'll get it tomorrow, and soon it will be on it's way to Ethiopia and we'll be officially "Paper Pregnant"!!

11 comments:

elisa said...

congrats!!!!we should have the same log in date! so what age are you requesting again?

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I loved the feeling of getting our dossier off! Enjoy the moment.

Irenic Seeker Mama said...

HOORAY!!! Congratulations!

Sandi said...

Congratulations!! Looks great.

Kristin said...

When I heard Dossier, I had no idea that it was that much paperwork . . . . Congrats!!

Annie said...

HOW EXCITING, Gretchen!! I know it's been a long road to get to this point.....YAY for having the dossier DONE!!!

a moore said...

YES YES YES! We're doing our version of the dossier dance for you, but some would say its more of a head bob.

kinsrn said...

Hurray! Enjoy!
Julie

Heather said...

Just caught up on the last month's blogging...my goodness! Have I ever told you that you, Gretchen Magruder, are an amazing woman? I'm thrilled for you and entirely blessed to see how God is using you and your family. My prayers are certainly with you. Thank you for the encouragement and love!

Dana & Rick said...

Yahoo!!! I know the weight that was lifted off of your chest when that packet fell into the mailbox!!
Now we wait some more!!
Dana

LISA said...

Yayyyy Gretchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!