the papers are in the air …..

I don’t even know what to do with myself today. For the first time since September there is nothing I can do today for our adoption paperwork! Oh my goodness!!!

Yesterday we sent off 12 documents to the Haitian Embassy in Chicago to be authenticated there. We sent them overnight through FedEx and I swear I double checked everything about a million times. I counted the documents probalby 20 times before I put them in the envelope and sure enough they were always the same!


They should get it by 10 am today and they said they could do it today and then use my enclosed self-addressed envelope to send it back to me overnight. Then here’s the biggest news …. after we get it back we make FOUR copies of EVERYTHING and then off to Haiti it goes and we are DONE. Did you read that …. DONE! Then the real fun begins. The real waiting. The wait where you have no control over anything. UGH. I’m not ready for that but I am so ready to get this paperwork out of here and tear down my adoption workstation upstairs!!! I want some real furniture here!!!

18 days …. until I’m with my kids.

Don’t forget to keep up with these sites:

Licia, who has a recent picture of Amos on her site from yesterday!
Real Hope for Haiti


10 responses to “the papers are in the air …..

  1. Oh how exciting!!! Definatly praying for you guys! Merry Christmas!

  2. ohmygosh, Jamie!!! How thrilling!!! I seriously just got butterflies in my tummy – on your behalf!!! I am so excited for you – praying that the time flies for you! And you get to hug them so very soon!!! What a wonderful Christmas gift for you! So much love to all of you…..

  3. Just having all the paperwork finished is quite an accomplishment and before the holidays too!! What a relief. Hopefully all the kinks(in Haiti and the US embassy) will get worked out and your paper work will have a smooth sailing. We are still waiting patiently for a referral…… Have fun with your babies in Haiti and Merry Christmas.


  4. awesome!

  5. so cool! I know you are excited!

  6. I am so excited for you guys! Do you have any idea of approximate time frame for the waiting? HUGS! Oh, and I need your address…and Jimmie & Laura’s too…if you have it.

  7. YEAH! Bravo! (as Amos would say!) We are all so excited for you! I hope the time flies by quickly and everything goes smoothly with the paper work!

  8. Yeah! Congrats! A lot of hard work that is priceless!

  9. I’m so excited for you!! We both got everything done before Christmas–what a relief! I’m so proud of you & all the work you’ve done for those sweet babies! love you!

  10. yipppeee … I am so excited for you all … i am praying for you all and for Amos/Story … I need you to call me again and leave your phone number … I got your message the other day but couldn’t tell which number was yours … Are you taking packages for the orphanage ??? Would love to know if you are in need of any supplies … love ya …

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