Hooray! So, as you can read, our dossier arrived safe and sound to our agency! Wahoo! And also, the marriage license doesn't need to be re-notarized! Yay! Whew. What a relief.
I know I kind of already explained the next steps, but just as a reminder I'll recap. The next thing that will happen is our adoption consultant will review everything to make sure we did everything correctly (please?) and then it will be sent to Washington DC for authentication. According to our original paperwork, this step should take between two and three weeks so we're looking at mid-February before we are officially on the waiting list. Maybe the Husband will get an awesome birthday present and we'll hear our official number on his birthday on the 13th? We'd both be thrilled with an early birthday present, though!
Well, the Husband and I are off to a date night, but I wanted to give you all a quick update to keep you in the loop!
Thanks for your prayers and support thus far. This has truly felt like a team effort. We are so grateful for our outstanding community. Literally couldn't do this without you guys.