Thursday, May 12, 2011
If you're following the story of our adoption, we passed a significant hurdle last night when we got word that our homestudy (home study? I'm never sure. I just know that my spellchecker rebels when I make it one word) was approved. Yay! The next step is assembling an official dossier to be presented to the Chinese government in order to be matched with a child. Basically, it's just another big bunch of paperwork. The good news is that with a few small exceptions, we just have to set aside some of the papers from our homestudy, visit the notary (again, sigh, I do not love the notary), and then pay the adoption agency to do all the paper chasing and collecting. After that, there will be some waiting, a referral of a child, some more waiting, some more paperwork (I'm taking this one step at a time here), and then, at the end, a baby!