Thursday, June 11, 2009

Exploding Ice Cream Cones

I was trying to brain storm on how to make a blog about our dossier exciting. I thought about incorporating exploding ice cream cones, but couldn’t quite tie it together (and believe me, I tried).

We sent out our first paperwork for the adoption's dossier to be certified by the Secretary of State in California today. The rest goes to the Secretary of State in Texas.

The dossier is my ABSOLUTE favorite part of adoption (so maybe there’s a touch of sarcasm in that sentence). Picture a BAZILLION pieces of paper, all which have to be notarized, given your right arm for (which is very difficult since I only have one, two if you count your spouse), one of your papers is very stubborn and refuses to be done right (even after having a serious talk with it). They then all are bundled up and sent to the Secretary of State to certify the notaries. The goal is to send the dossier to Ethiopia for the Ethiopian government to approve.

Doesn’t that sound like fun? It is worth it though and it is understandable as well. Protecting these wonderful children has to be on the top of the priority list. These rebellious pieces of paper are to insure that we are who we say we are, we are healthy, and we can provide for our little ones. Worth it? Yes. Fun? Ummm…

Please Pray…
For these little ones God has chosen to place in our family…for their physical and emotional health in a difficult place.
For their biological family…that God has His hand on them and brings them peace in whatever they must face.
That God has His hand on this adoption, guiding us, bringing peace, and financially providing.
Currently we are in the paperwork stage in which many issues can occur. Please pray that God has His hand on our paperwork and that it gets done and processed quickly and correctly.
Last, though it may seem a bit premature, please specifically pray that once we are referred our little ones, that they come home quickly and pass court the first time (many are starting to have multiple court dates and a LONG wait until travel). The Ethiopian government is being very cautious and caring with their wonderful children though and for that we are so thankful.


  1. Hi Kat, I am a new reader I just had to chuckle at this entry. We have five internationally adopted children and I am right there with on the dossier stuff. I am enjoying reading about your latest journey.

  2. You have a beautiful family!!


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