Category Archives: dossier

what happens next?

First, I’d like to give some heartfelt thanks for all of the supportive comments, emails, FB posts, texts, phone calls, and any other means of communications I’ve missed! We are so touched. It means the world to us to know … Continue reading

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an update

I talked with our agency (WHFC) this morning, and thought I’d share what I learned. Consider this an update as to where things stand with our adoption process. Referrals from our agency have only trickled out recently. It’s been painful … Continue reading

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25

Today marks 25 months of official waiting. I marked the occasion by driving to Annapolis and back to get one of our dossier do-over documents certified by the Secretary of State and by obtaining a certified check to pay the … Continue reading

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23

Today marks 23 months on the wait list. [Source] Let’s revisit the listĀ of things I wanted to do before receiving a referral (posted 3 months ago): Research international adoption clinics so we have someone ready to review medical information in … Continue reading

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do-over

In addition to having our pre-referral call last week, we were also given the go-ahead to “update” our dossier. The quotation marks there are totally necessary, because I think it’s a joke to call this an update, since we have … Continue reading

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twenty

Today marks 20 months on the wait list. There was a time when we never thought we’d see this day, but it’s okay. We’re still here, waiting, and it is what it is. A few referrals went out this past … Continue reading

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extended

In boring-but-important adoption news, we finally received notice this week that our I-600A has been extended. The I-600A is essentially our pre-approval to adopt from Ethiopia, and it was originally approved on 10/30/2009 (in the form of the I-797C that … Continue reading

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