Sunday, May 2, 2010

Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork.

Our Home Study was completed on April 16th, 2010 and according to the Social Worker, she wants to have all paperwork completed by the end of May. We have not had any feedback yet but we are not worried. We were honest, we have a nice home, a strong marriage, and plenty of space for a 3rd, all is well.

We have completed our physicals, child abuse clearances, FBI and DOJ scans, references, and mostly everything has been notarized... still waiting on 2 more documents to be completed. We had to hire a traveling Notary to get our physicals notarized and MY WORD this been a process.

I have sent out all of the RI and MS documents that need to be Apostilled and MS came back already. I got a call today from a woman in the Secretary of State's office in RI telling me we had the WRONG marriage certificates and we needed to order new ones from vital records in Providence. We obtained our originals from the town of South Kingstown, where we were married, which seemed like that right place to get them but apparently not and I lost it on that poor woman. For those of you who have never heard of an Apostille, (I didn't know what it was!) it is a document that has to be sent to the Secretary of State of where the document was originated. Notary stamps are not enough apparently. In California it is highway robbery, it costs 20.00 per signature and most of our docs that need an Apostille are mostly from CA, and we have LOTS of them, *sigh*.

In a nut shell, we are almost complete in gathering all documents. We will then send all of the paperwork to the agency and they will send our "Dossier" to Poland.

We have both been slacking on our Rosetta Stone learning Polish, I have to get back to that asap!