We are thankfully about a week away from our home study being complete, so now I need to turn my attention to the DOSSIER! I really am excited, but also completely intimidated. I have no idea how you have something "Apostilled" and I have about a bazillion things that need it. Thankfully I don't mind driving to Richmond to get our state stuff done, but sending birth certificates to North Carolina and Louisiana? Then a marriage license to New York? Then the instructions of, "Don't get it done too early, because it will expire in 5 months, but HURRY UP!" AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!
I just keep reminding myself that we are ransoming out our children from a life of bondage, and this momma bear comes out in me and I'm ready to tackle the world, so what's a little paperwork.
As we have been working with our amazing home study agency (anyone in Virgina, use Forever Families in Warrenton, they are awesome!) to get all this done I think, "Next time will be easier." Yes, we are already thinking about a next time. I guess when your eyes are opened to the need, you just respond. We'll just have to build a bigger house (my poor husband).