Monday, April 16, 2007

Our Dossi...what? DOS-E-A










Our Dossier is in Ethiopia right now, waiting on translation. A dossier is paper work needed to be sent to the country of choice. Its has a home study which is a big production in itself. The home study is only one document in the Dossier. We had to go to Bellingham for an interview with our social worker and then she came to "study" our home and family. We also had to get massive paper work to include for our home study. F and I both had to answer 38 pages of questions on our lives. The other paper work included Birth certificates for everyone, marriage certificates, Doctor clearance for everyone also pets, Financial statements. 12 letters of reference, yes, twelve people (I LOVE YOU GUYS) wrote wonderful things about us to get accepted into the program. So all that was for a report called the home study. Then we had to get more documents for the dossier. As you can see from the pictures lots of work. Ahh...one day we will see the fruit of out labor.
Sorry to bore you with the above all that to say, once that has been translated to Ethiopian it will be walked in to the Ministry of Woman's Affair (MOWA) for acceptance. After we get clearance from both US (still waiting) and Ethiopia we can wait again for a picture of our baby. Pray for us as we wait...well for me....its a hard thing to wait!

1 comment:

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

Hi Natalie, Just checking out your blog! Your boys are adorable! I didn't realize you were waiting over3 months already for a referral. Oh, how I don't want to wait that long! Are you hoping for a baby girl?
Smiles,
jen in MI w/AGCI

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