Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Just a mini update...

Well we are still paperchasing away!  As of right now there is a package in Austin with a few items getting Apostilled (FYI: Apostille is making a document 'Authentic'.  It is an international certification comparable to a notarization in domestic law.) There is a package of minor things on its way to our adoption agency in PA and more importantly the package containing all of our home study items are heading across town to our home study agency!! This means that we will finally get to meet our Social Worker, Jenna, and finalize our home study after an in home meeting or two. This is the first HUGE step because after we get our copy we then get to file our I-600!! (FYI: I-600 is the application to classify an orphan who either is, or will be, adopted by a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative of the U.S. citizen to allow the child to enter the United States. The petition is filed by the U.S. citizen who is adopting the child.)  Soooo by the time we get this approval we will have gotten together the rest of the items for our dossier (again FYI: Dossier is a collection of papers giving detailed information about a particular person or subject. AKA the items produced from this crazy paperchase we are in.) Exciting! We are finally starting to see results from all of this work.  Next week we get to (haha 'get to') to the MMPI2 exam (yep..FYI (so many new terms!) MMPI2 stands for Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.  It is one of the most frequently used personality tests in mental health. The test is used by trained professionals (a psychologist) to assist in identifying personality structure and psychopathology. So basically a test to make sure we aren't crazy.  No comments!)
What else....I designed a cute little image stating 'Expecting from Russia'.  i found someone on Etsy to make it into a glass tile necklace.  Of course I chose someone in the UK. SO it's probably sitting in customs right now.  I can not wait to get it!  At least with Hannah I was obviously expecting, but this will be my little way of shouting out to the world that we're expecting this little guy! Pic to follow...If I ever get it. I guess that's it. Not much else going on in our little world.  Just enjoying life and Loving this weather right now!

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