Yesterday Bucky and I finished the first step in any adoption...the 15 page application. You may be asking, "So, what's next?" Very soon we will begin our homestudy update. We qualify for a homestudy update because our last homestudy is less than two years old. That means quite a bit less paperwork and fees. YIPEE!!! Every country is different as far as when paperwork can be started, but with China, we will doing many things all at once - homestudy, S.Carolina Dept. of Social Services approval, Immigration approval and dossier documents. A dossier is all the documents that a foreign country must receive in order to allow you to adopt a child. Whew, my head is spinning just thinking about all that must be done by May 9th (my 30th birthday).
Here are the boys holding our application. Although they would never admit it, I think they are excited about a baby sister!