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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dossier is in the Mail

Mailed the copies of our dossier to the agency yesterday. I still have the originals at home and will mail them to Washington DC whenever I get the go ahead from our agency that we did everything correctly. From the way she talked, we will be on the waiting list when it gets there and we can start to get our referrals. Our dossier should be there on Monday.
We went ahead and said that we want 2 infants, either boys or girls or both. Like I mentioned in our last post, we are 99% sure it will be 2 boys. I pray this is what God wants.
I spoke with the girls and they are real excited of course.
We can't decide what to do about travel. We have to take two trips. One is the court date, the other is to pick them up. At least one parent has to go to the court date. But you can have the agency escort your children home. Unfortunately, since we will have two infants, we need 2 escorts. You not only have to pay the escort's plane ticket, but a whole lot more (more than a 2nd plane ticket).
I am thinking maybe we take the kids the first trip to the court date. Then if I survive a 17 hour flight without being miserable with motion sickness, and it isn't too scary being there, I may travel by myself the 2nd time and just pay for one escort to go with me. Praying for the right decision for that too.
This is almost surreal. After waiting 3 1/2 years, to think that we could have a referral before December is unbelievable. .


  1. How exciting!!! I commend you for doing this adoption with cash and working so hard and waiting on God...every step of the way! What a gift you are giving to your girls...and Lord willing, your sons! :) I can't wait to hear the news!!!

  2. I am a friend of Carrie McLean. We are close behind you in our ET adoption. Dossier docs (that we can do) are done, got home study report tonight (rough draft) so not too long and we will be sending our dossier off too.

    God will grow your family in the most perfect way! You can't "mess" that up. So no worries! A few years from now, you'll be amazed at "how perfect" it all turned out!