Thursday, April 10, 2008

Adoption update!

Hooray - our dossier is complete! Our paperwork came back from the Utah Lt. Governor's Office today and here you can see all of it arrayed around us in splendor! And tomorrow morning, it all goes off in a glossy FedEx box to Georgia (where World Partners Adoption is located) for translation into Russian! Yes, this paragraph is full of exclamation points... it's just an excited sort of day :)

And now the real waiting begins. Our part of the document prep is done and we have somewhere around 8 months until our invitation to travel to Kazakhstan! Yes, the wait is brutal already, but in all of it I try to remember that we have the rest of our lives with this little beauty and a few extra weeks will feel like no time at all once she's in our arms. So far, I've spent the time catching up on our scrapbooks (have to find places for past memories as we're creating new ones every day!) and planning how to redecorate our room and fix her room up (oh, plus work and hanging out with my fabulous boys!). Besides, I'm sure you're not worried about the Morningstar Family finding ways to fill the time... we do tend to find adventure around every corner.


Breezy said...

How exciting!!! And wow, what a headache :)

Joby & Marla said...

Congrats on submitting all those dead trees. It really is a pile of paper. My dossier was sent to WPA almost 2 months ago. I felt a big sigh of relief & really the time goes by quickly if you have a bunch of stuff to keep you busy.

Marcia said...

I am excited as well!!! Perhaps we'll see a granddaughter by Christmas?? !!! Hope that's enough explination points.

Jstar said...

We're hoping for a new Morningstar by Christmas right along with you, Mom!

Taylor Family Fun said...

That is so awesome!! Congrats to all of you!!

Jason Russell said...

That's a lot of paper, and it's also very cool. Christmas 2008 is going to be extra special.

Trudi said...

Just found your blog --- and had to say hello to a fellow Utahan!
I look forward to following your journey. Our daughter and son in law returned on New Year's Eve with our beautiful granddaughter Aila. We couldn't be happier!
If you haven't seen their blog it is thumblinifromkaz - looking at our beauty certainly will help you connect to the purpose of your waiting time!

Jstar said...

Thanks so much for all of your well wishes - our family, friends, and the greater adoption community are sure a swell and supportive bunch!


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