Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We are in Paris France!!!

Well, actually our dossier is, not us personally. ;)

Very exciting to keep track of our important papers as they travel to our facilitator in Olga's country.
On Monday we went to Indiana Secretary of State office bright and early to get all documents apostilled and ready to go. Seems like we always run into red tape. We were allowed to have 20 documents apostilled and have them back same day, any more than that it would take several days to get them back. We were hoping to have several of the documents bundled together so we would fall below the 20 mark. Evidently you can not bundle papers together if they are each individually notarized, even if they are the same notary. How on earth was I supposed to know this. Ofcourse, after talking with her for a few minutes I was not getting anywhere. She was very rude which in turn made me start to cry. I ended up leaving the room and Joe spoke with her. She ended up agreeing to have them done that day but would not give us a time.
It ended up being a nice day spent with Joe. We ate lunch and did some shopping for Olga. The papers were finished at 5pm and we were able to get them to the fedex right after that.
So now, our dossier is on its way. Hopefully it will be there by the end of the week. WE know now that we will not travel until April, due to the interpol form taking approx 40 days to clear. The interpol form is an international clearance. It may be sooner we are not sure. We do know that this is in God's hands and we will be with our baby in His time. It may not be when we want it to be, but we are praying she continues to be cared for and remains healthy. We are also praying that our dossier is perfect and no changes need to be made. We will be spending the time before we travel getting things in order with our business that we own, continue to prepare the kids for when we are gone and getting all of our travel stuff in order.
I have cards for the kids to open each day to encourage them, they will also have fun things to do while we are gone, movie tickets, bowling passes and small 'We love you" presents to open. We know they will be in good hands and we are grateful for that.
Please keep us in your prayers as we wait for news from her country.


  1. SO glad you're one step closer (and one COUNTRY closer too!)

    It will be great...the timing will work out. Just think, you will get to lay eyes on Olga in weeks. Not half a year. Not a year. Not two years from now. In WEEKS, you will get to see her cute face and smother her with kisses! You'll get to tell her a thousand times you love her and that the God of our universe loves her even more!

    Olga, Mommy and Daddy will be there soon!!!

  2. Wow! You are like the 4th blog in a row that has had similar fantastic news!!