Posts Tagged ‘Dossier’

Court Day

On Friday, January 9th, we woke up early.  We had managed to trick Elliott into going to bed an hour early so he would wake up naturally in time for us to leave.  It was Court Day! In some ways, it felt like just yesterday that my phone rang with the news that January 9th […]

Beauty and the Blorft

Yesterday, I woke up feeling … hmm.  I don’t know how else to describe it other than to quote the hilarious Tina Fey: “I was a little excited but mostly blorft. ‘Blorft’ is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress […]

Is that a light I see at the end of this tunnel?

Hello, friends! I can’t even remember the last time that I posted on here when it wasn’t some sort of Major Life-Changing Adoption Announcement.  If that is what you are looking for … sorry!  I, however, have to say that I am happy to be back to the usual grind of the adoption process.  It’s […]

Rain Come Down

Oh, Lordy. At this point last week, we were waiting for two documents to come in the mail to finish our dossier.  As soon as they came, we would send it all of to Europe and wait what we thought would be just a few weeks before we got to get on a plane.  When […]

Paperworking, Day 239

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s getting closer all the time.  We are mere DAYS away from packing all of our paperwork into an envelope and shipping it around the world. We have been working on paperwork for so long – more than half a year – that it’s […]

Jessica, this is your brain talking. I quit.

Guys.  I am getting nervous about the fact that although our paperwork is ALL BUT FINISHED, we still have a two trips to Europe to survive, and my brain is very near calling it quits. This is a problem.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to need my brain. This morning, the doorbell rang and from […]

My Lighthouse

Yesterday, I took a trip to Des Moines (about two hours away, for my non-Iowan friends) to take some of the final steps to completing our dossier.  The trip was not without hiccups, and was full of some hilarious and frustrating moments.  When I have a little more time, I’ll sit down and share that […]


Dear Lairds, Now go get your baby. Love, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

A Serious Question.

Good news!!  We found out that our I-800A (approval from USCIS we need to adopt internationally) was approved on Friday, and the paperwork should come in the mail any day!  That means that if our last bit of paperworking goes as planned, we should have our dossier ready to submit by the end of the […]

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