Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We got it!

Our 171H arrived yesterday, meaning we have been cleared by the US government to adopt from Ukraine!

What does that really mean? It means our dossier could be in Ukraine in 2 weeks!!

Mark has his physical on Monday and will get our medical forms then. Those are the last two pieces of paper we need from other people. Then we'll take everything to be notarized and apostilled (the Secretary of State office will notarize documents for free if they are going to be apostilled!) and then we'll ship the whole packet to Ukraine.

And then we wait. :)

16 comments:

Sarah Halter said...

Woohoo! I'm glad things are moving along well.

Tami said...

Wooohoooo!!!! Things are going so much smoother this time around. I'm thrilled for you both! :)

Tami said...

BTW - If you email me at six sunflower seeds @ yahoo dot com I'll give you the name and contact info for the apartment we stayed at in Kiev. It is a little further out of the city center...but it is SO cheap AND comfortable, the extra time on the subway is absolutely worth it! :)

MamaPoRuski said...

Amazingly quick! Perhaps we will bump into you afterall in Ukraine! BTW we are also staying at Tami's great find! They even pick you up at the airport with a mini van for all your "stuff" LOL!
Congratulations!

Amy said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations! That's really exciting!!

Debbie said...

How exciting! Congrats! I sure wish we were as far along as you. We are submitting our I-600A petition next Wednesday if all continues to go well. And then the rest of the paper chase continues! :-)

You'll be meeting your girls so soon!

Tina said...

That is awesome news!

DoveFamily said...

Awesome news!!!!!

Leslie said...

Congrats!!!

his wife, their mama said...

What exciting news! I'm so happy to read that the process is moving right along! Very awesome!

Shelley said...

How wonderful! You could be in Ukraine in time for spring/summer. Hopefully before it gets too hot!(we were there in August...UGH!)

Audrey said...

Wow! That was fast! Awesome news - excited for you!!

Jill said...

Congratulations! That's really exciting! :o)

The Flying Eagle said...

WOW!!!! I love that document - it was the first time that our dreams of adopting a child really seemed "real" like this may actually happen! I get a great discount on mailing at work - I think my last package via UPS was $16 and it arrived in 4 business days!!! (Just no discount on FEDEX to Ukraine). So let me know if you want me to ship for you. Also we never found your CD but when I went to order a new one --- they now make one in Ukrainian and Russian!!! I had them ship it directly to your house so you should see it within the next few days. If/When I find the original one, I will send it back as well for you to add to your "travel box" for the next parents. We are so proud of you for your determination to follow God's calling.

PS - Garretts surgery is today :-)

Tonya said...

YAY! You are going to be one busy woman this year but getting things done quickly sure beats the dragged out process of last time. Praying for you guys!!!

Courtney said...

M, I would LOVE to have you ship our documents, especially for $16!! Thanks for sending the CD. :) I'll get in touch with you when we have the dossier ready.