Our dossier is complete and on it's way overseas!!! It is going by plane instead of boat, and it is supposed to be delivered to our facilitator on Wednesday!!!!
We have been waiting on the last of our apostilled documents to return to us from Austin. They should have been here last week, but were delayed in Houston for several days due to bad weather. But Josh was out on an errand this afternoon and passed the UPS truck. On a whim he stopped and asked the guy to look for our documents in his truck. He agreed and he had them!! The UPS guy gave the documents to Josh. Success!! I arranged and rearrange our dossier documents a couple more times. Then we prayed over them and I headed out to mail them! I nearly choked when I had to cough up $166 bucks to mail them, but it is worth it to get them there through a reliable carrier.
Our dossier should be delievered on the 9th. The SDA(Secretary of the Department of Adoption) re-opens on the 10th accepting new adoption dossiers. It usually takes the facilitators a week to 10 days to translate the documents and get them ready to be submitted to the SDA.( I mean, I did just send them 77 pages to translate!) So....I'm hoping that we will be submitted on or before February 19th!!! I can't believe that we are to this point. It seemed like it would take forever to get all the paperwork for our dossier done, and now it is complete and headed out over the ocean. I keep envisioning it growing legs and taking a suicide leap out of the plane and in the ocean. Or falling off the package conveyer belt and getting lost. Or getting caught in some package sorting gear and being shredded to pieces. Yeah, you could say I'm a little paranoid that it isn't going to arrive safely. I just have to keep praying that God will protect it.
Thanks for all the prayers and I will be updating again soon!