Wednesday, January 14, 2009

getting closer and closer!!!

well... we received word today that after our agency looked at our social workers update we are good to submit it NOW and don't have to wait the 1-2 weeks on that child abuse check!!! YIPPEE!!! I about fell over from shock... definitely not used to things taking less time than you'd think... so, I quickly began making sure my documents were ok... and found a couple of simple errors... got those reprinted and signed and notarized.. While going through my documents I ran across my new bank letter... and while reading over it had this check about the notary... started to continue on.. but, due to having to make 2 trips to the capitol both previous times.. I decided to call the Secretary of State on the phone and just see if they could tell me if the notary was OK.... Thank you Lord for the prompting to make that call.. I found out that NO, she was not ok... and that she was NOT bonded.. meaning when I got to the capitol tomorrow..that document would have been invalid.. and I'd have had to had it redone and take it back!!! Thank you Lord that I followed that prompting and followed through.. So, I called the bank asap and within 15 minutes had a new letter all ready to go!! (Thank you Lord for small towns and home town girl favors as well!!!) I then made a MAD dash to Stillwater to meet the social worker... who met me and gave me all the paperwork she had for me... (Thanks Amber, for being so AWESOME and prompt!! you are amazing!!!) The girls and I then stopped by kinkos to make our colored copies so that we had those done before the apostilling... makes it easier that way...
It's amazing how many tricks you learn as you do this process over and OVER and OVER!!! So, I am headed to the capitol (about 1 hour from our house) first thing in the morning, and plan to be there @ 8 am when they open to drop my documents off... then RUSH back to work.. and then back to OKC to pick them up when school is out!!! Then get them overnighted to the agency first thing Friday morning..
whew.... talk about a mess!!! Who ever knew it was this difficult!!!
Wow... are we really doing this??? :-) feels like a dream that was never going to happen!!!

6 comments:

Corinne said...

You have a lot of perks living in a small town!You now are an expert dossier preparer and hopefully will not ever need to do it again !! Soo happy that your dream is getting closer.YAH!!!

Kim said...

Yes it is a great thing to live in a small town! Wish we did! You are really going to find your child in Kazakhstan! Sounds like your dossier will be in Kaz before you know it. I'll be praying for every hand that touches it and every eye that reads it. Praying it moves swiftly to the region where your child is waiting for you! I feel like I'm going again-I'm so excited for you all! When this is all over and you are home we are going to meet somewhere, somehow!

Jenkins Family said...

Just wait until you get to court and see all of the pristine documents on the judge's desk and no one even glances at them! In the end the hassle is worth it, I promise.

Jill (& Bob) said...

Small town favors -- a wonderful thing!!! Glad it seems to be smooth sailing for you right now! Happy & safe driving on your travels tomorrow!

Jennifer M said...

Wow, it is so exciting. It's almost out of your hands literally! Can't wait to hear about it being shipped off!

Becki Stone said...

Whoooo hoooo!!! Yeah! How exciting! It's nice when everything falls into place isn't it?!

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