Monday, November 24, 2008


it has been mailed...although, i just realized the version of the form we sent was expired, so maybe we will get to send it again. while trey, the dog, did not need to sign, he felt the need to add his paw print as well.

so one might ask, what does the federal government require in to form of paperwork? well, for starters, the application form. luckily, for adoptions from russia, the 2 page version is still acceptable, as opposed to the newly instituted 16 page form that other countries require.

second, a copy of birth certificates, marriage licensed, and the completed home study.

lastly, the most fun part of the whole packet. normally, i don't like to remember checks like this, but in all honesty, this is one of the smaller ones i will write in coming months.

and now, like any good process that involves the government, we wait.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

our homestudy is officially complete. we've
been approved for 2 boys, age 2 and under.
now, we can submit the paperwork to the us
government to officially declare our intention to
bring our boys home.