So I have meaning to do a Dossier update for a long time and now I finally have the time.
Our Dossier (legal term for “A LOT of documents”) for Haiti is finally complete!! WHEW!!! I’m amazed that we have made it; there were so many documents to gather, documents to notarize, appointments, phone calls, traveling for biometric fingerprints, blood work, and on and on it went. Until this now all important moment has arrived…
Our approval from USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) means that we are all clear to adopt from Haiti!! Now all of our handwork will finally leave us and go into the hands of our Haiti adoption agency, All Blessings International.
Here is the travel itinerary for our Dossier:
1. All Notarized documents go to our State to be authenticated.
2. All the documents go to the Hatian Consulate in Chicago to be legalized.
3. All the documents go to the translator to be translated into Hatian Creole.
When a quota spot is available our Dossier will go to Haiti to be reviewed by them and for our family to be matched with an orphan(s). This is over-simplified but it gives you an idea of where we are and where we are going. If we get matched with a special needs child we will be moving through this process much faster.