Ok, people, here is the big news: Our dossier is getting on a DHL flight to Eastern Europe TODAY! We are praising God, we are one step closer to getting to Maria. Our big ol' package of documents will be translated and then we will be registered as prospective adoptive parents. Soon after, we will receive a date to fly over and meet her- FINALLY!
Please pray that there are no delays in the process on their side or ours. We do need to get some documents redone because they are only valid in EE for 6 months and by the time we get to court, they'll probably be expired: FBI clearance letters and employment letters. This means get them, get them notarized, get them apostilled. More cost involved and not a quick turnaround since I have to wait 1-2 weeks for the apostille, since I have to mail them in- no I can't drive 12+ hours to Sacramento and back.
Praying that dossier over the sea: Fly like a bird!