Monday, March 9, 2009

After 39 Days and 5 Phone Calls....

the letter of good standing from the State Board of Psychology has finally arrived!! It is the last component I need to provide to my agency to complete my dossier. It is now on a Fedex truck and heading to Harrisburg, PA to be apostilled. From there, it will go directly to my agency.

I won't ever see my completed dossier. Each piece, as I received it, has gone from my hands to the PA Department of State and right on to my agency. I did it the same way for Annika. For Annika, in 2004, it was a lot easier in that I didn't need apostilles because my agency obtained them for me.

Since my agency has most of my dossier, most of it has ALREADY been translated, too. It will be submitted to the Consulate in late March or early April. Now, my agency's license is due for renewal, so they need to wait for that before my dossier can be submitted.

I am relieved that the paper work for which i am responsible is complete for now. I realize that it is often the case that paperwork expires and must be completed again before travel, but for now, I am happy to sit back and wait for our moon sibling.

Without the tension of worrying about paperwork, I can relax and dream about things....will it be a girl or boy? will it be a long wait? to what region will we travel? so many things to be excited about!


Kim said...

Great news! I can't believe your agency did apostilles for you, that is awesome! Too bad not this time around but it sounds like your paperwork has been relatively easy. Sit back and dream sounds great to me. :)

Pat and Alli said...

Congratulations on the completion of your dossier!! What exciting news.

My husband and I are in the process of adopting another child from Kazakhstan. We are from PA and using the same agency as you. I would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with about preparing your dossier and any tips you might suggest. My biggest worry is getting the required letters from the state licensing agencies (seems to be a valid concern based on your experience!). If you're agreeable our email is

Best wishes,
Allison Donohoe