Sorry it’s been a while since we’ve posted anything. I’m sure you haven’t been quite the same without our adoption updates. One thing we’ve learned over the last few weeks is that you are never really done with your paper work. Paper work for an international adoption is the worst. And because our first country fell through, we’ve now completed the paper work process twice. The Ethiopian paper work was much harder. It was nice when we finished it. Or so we thought. Last week we received an email from our agency. All of a sudden
decided to make a few changes on us. A form we already turned in suddenly needed to be notarized and authenticated. For those that don’t know, authenticating a document basically is taking a notarized document down to the state capital and paying them $20 to verify the person that notarized the document is in fact a legit notary. We were glad to find out that Rhianon is legit. So we get that done and overnight the document to Ethiopia for further authenticating/verifying or whatever they do. Then the next day we get another email from our agency notifying us that our agency’s main contact in Washington D.C. had changed and now our Power of Attorney document needed to be re-done. So back to the State Capital I went. Another $20 verification and another overnight package to Ethiopia By the way, sending documents overnight to DC is not cheap. Washington D.C.
So now everything should be done, right? Nope, we just realized that our Typhoid shots expired. So we will be getting shots next Tuesday. I doubt this will be the last hiccup we run into before we leave.