Sunday, September 30, 2012

43 Documents for Curlie Girlie!

For those of you who have never completed an international adoption, the paper chase is quite a marathon! I can say the 3rd time around has been easier!  For our dossier to adopt Curly Girlie (my lovely nickname for our hopeful daughter) we have 43 documents. Each document needs to be notorized, and the apostilled. "Apostille" is a big fancy word for "a certification to show that that notary who notorized our documents is really real and the document can hold up in another country." (I'm sure there is a much more proper definition, but I'm keepin' it real here!)

Each state charges a different amount for apostilles. We just happen to live in a state that charges FIFTEEN DOLLARS PER DOCUMENT WITH NO CAP! So 43 documents times $15 is a whopping $645 just for some shiny gold stickers! But, of course it's all worth it for Curly Girlie!


There is our paper baby Ready to go! 

Thanks for those of you who have bumped up our FSP <3 Much love!

6 comments:

  1. Funny that you call her Curly Girlie because the moment I saw her I said look at little miss Curly Locks.

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  2. LOVE her nickname!!! I can't stop looking at her...she's just so so beautiful! Oh how blessed your family is with your three beautiful munchkins!!

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  3. I can't wait to see her! Is your paperwork in country already? Does this mean you could have a travel date in the next few months? The timing of this adoption seems similar to your last. ;)

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  4. I am loving reading your blog!! Praying for this adoption journey would go smoothly so you can bring this beautiful daughter of the King home!! God Bless-Amanda

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  5. I am so enjoying reading your blog! Praying this adoption journey goes smoothly and you bring this beautiful daughter of the King home soon!! God Bless! Amanda

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  6. I am loving reading your blog!! Praying for this adoption journey would go smoothly so you can bring this beautiful daughter of the King home!! God Bless-Amanda

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