Monday, September 13, 2010

Dossier Update

On Saturday we had gone in to our local credit union to finish notarizing our dossier. We hoped to get this done for approval by our stateside team so we could then apostille on Monday (today). We hit a few roadblocks; so we decided to try again Monday morning and then head straight to the capitol for apostille.

We were successful at the credit union and piled all six kids into the suburban for our trip southward. When we first arrived, we had gone to the wrong building - and were re-directed and found the correct location. The kind gentleman behind the counter looked through our documents and then let us know that everything looked good, except ...

Wait. I immediately thought, "AHHHHHHH!!! NO ~ NO EXCEPTS..... "

... except ... one document (done that morning) didn't have stamp on it. Yup, the notary forgot to put her stamp down. She was so kind to listen to me ramble on about the adoption, family and such - I probably distracted her. I didn't catch it, and here we were an hour and a half away from home. Phillip ran out to the car to grab my trusty red folder to see, if just maybe there was an extra blank copy of that document in there. Guess what? There was! Praise the Lord! So, someone else there notarized it (for free) and we were back in business. $300.00 later and 20 gold labeled documents done, we started to ready the kids to leave. That's when I thought I better get a receipt for the older documents I had mailed in for apostilling. I thought they could just look that up and print it out. They looked, but no history of them apostilling. Then they looked at those documents. Lo and behold, these older documents had been done at the Dpt. of Licensing, AND had a totally different seal, signature, and title.

Wait .... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Ok. No problem, they can re-do the documents so the whole apostille matches. *sigh* This was great news, but as the woman was re-doing our documents I sat and wrote out another nearly $200.00 check. *sigh* She comes over and hands us our prettily sealed paperwork and says to not worry about paying. She says it was their fault for mis-directing me when I had called them originally and asked how to apostille documents. Hmmmm ... was I really in a government office?!? ANOTHER ~ PRAISE THE LORD!

So, now the dossier is ..... (cue the music) ..... DONE! I am just awaiting word from our team to see if we can mail this thing out! WOW ~ I CAN NOT BELIEVE WE ARE GETTING READY TO MAIL OFF THE DOSSIER! So excited. So thankful. Thank you for the prayer.
THANK YOU LORD!

I truly believe the hand of God was upon us today for so many "near misses" to have been taken care of. Praising His name ... for He is worthy ...

7 comments:

Jill said...

That's all such great news, Charrissa!! Yes, you can definitely see the Lord's hand of protection over your dossier. :-) We are attempting the "Info Pass" appt this afternoon to get early fingerprints. Please pray for us!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! He is SO amazing!
Holly

Luba said...

Glad to see an update, I was waiting for it. And yes, PRAISE THE LORD!!! Hope you get to mail this beast out real soon. We're praying for you guys!

Garth and Becky said...

I just love following along this journey with you. God is so good and it's exciting to see how quickly this process is going for you, relatively speaking.

Lacey said...

I know you'll want to punch me, but I'm so glad I'm done with the paperwork side of things. I don't miss that at all!

Tom and April said...

Yay. What great news to hear yesterday. Wish we could have joined you in Olympia but so thankful to hear the Lord is yet again IN CONTROL...now if I could remember that every moment, I would be better off :)

Jenny B. said...

Woohoo!! Though you have hit obstacles in your journey, the Lord has truly blessed your faithfulness. Looking forward to more updates!!

 




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