Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Received

We have word that our dossier has been received by our facilitator and is in the process of being translated and notarized! For those who may not know, notarization in Ukraine is not like notarization here. It is a very long, involved process and at the end they hand-sew the pages together. It takes quite a while to notarize as many documents as there are in a dossier.

I don't know if this means that our facilitator has had a chance to look at all of our documents and they are okay, or if they are still in the process of checking them. Right now, all submissions for the age range of the girls is on Mondays. So at the earliest we would be submitted next Monday. If not, and all of our documents are okay, then we will most likely be submitted the Monday after that (Mar 23). Our best guess at this point (if our documents are all okay) is that we will travel sometime in mid/late April. The reason I keep mentioning the "documents are okay" thing is that there have been several changes to dossier documents over the last couple of months, and there are a few areas that aren't very clear yet, even to the facilitators. We're not sure if the documents we put together are exactly what the SDA wants, but we may not know until our facilitator tries to submit them.

The boys' school has a preschool as well, and yesterday when I picked the boys up the 3 and 4 year-olds were going inside from the playground. It made me want to fly to Ukraine right now to get the girls! But we're not quite ready to bring them home yet in a number of areas, so I know it's good that we still have a little while longer before we go. Soon, very soon...

11 comments:

Leslie said...

How exciting! We're praying that the paperwork is accepted without any glitches!

Tami said...

Soooooooo close! I'm so excited for you. It won't be much longer now. We'll keep praying.

Pat G. said...

Hooray! I'm so excited for you!
I'll keep you guys in my prayers. Here's hoping that there aren't any glitches along the way from here on in.

Diana said...

Gettin' closer! Paint fast 'cause when they say jump, you ask how high on the way up. Can't wait for you to bring them home!

Amanda said...

Yeah! Praying for everything to be ok! :)

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Tina said...

YEAH BABY!!! Great news!

Christy said...

Great news!

The Flying Eagle said...

I am so happy for you :-) April is sooooo close. It will be here before you know it. If you do not have a twitter and a skype account, let me know and I will show you how to setup/use. It was so wonderful to chat/talk to Aley that way. And it was free if you have internet:-) And really made her feel connected to us while we were gone.

DoveFamily said...

Yay!! What a wonderful time of year that would be to travel. Praying :)

Tonya said...

YIPEE!! I am sooooo living vicariously again! I can't wait until it's our turn.

April/May should be gorgeous in UA. Better pack your micro-mini's and see through shirts so you'll fit in. LOL!:):):)

Mary said...

Congratulations! That's absolutely wonderful :-)