Just received an e-mail today from Children’s Bridge – They have received our Letter of Recommendation from the MCYS and our Dossier is going to Korea today!!!
Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!
I’m shaking and I have a perma-grin – I’m so happy right now!
Well we did it – last night we finished our Dossier. For those who do not know what a Dossier is, it is a collection of legal documents required for international adoptions. We finished up our adoption cover letter and this afternoon I will be mailing it away to Children’s Bridge. We are so excited!
Our Dossier and the home study will be sent to the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services where we will be approved (cross your fingers & toes!) – that takes approximately 6 weeks. Once that is done, our paperwork is translated to Korean and then sent to the South Korea Social Welfare Society. Once there, it will take 6 – 12 months to get a referral. We are in the 2009 Children’s Bridge time line so we won’t be travelling until next year – but hey – that is only 6 months away!
Next steps will be to do the Immigration paperwork and wait… and wait… and prep a nursery. Since we don’t know if we will be getting a boy or girl, or how old the child will be it will be difficult – but at least we know we will be in need of a crib, highchair, playpen… I’m getting started on blankets and quilts – will post pics as soon as I’m done. Yeah!!