Monday, May 24, 2010

Moving right along. . .

For now, things seem to be moving right along! We were able to complete our dossier for Little Lady #3 last Monday and, on Tuesday afternoon, we sent it on its way:

Proof that Richard is a part of this process as well! Here he is with our completed dossier, very happy to be bidding it farewell!

"You know we're crazy right!?"

"I mean, really NUTS!"

Our dossier arrived in Bulgaria on Friday afternoon and, because it has already been translated, will begin the authentication process tomorrow (today, of course, is a Bulgarian holiday). We are hopeful that it will be filed and registered with the Ministry of Justice on Monday (5/31) and we are praying that we will receive our official referral for Little Lady #3 by next Friday (6/4). We learned last week that it is unlikely that we will travel the first two weeks in July as we had hoped, as there will be another family traveling in that time slot. Instead, it looks like we will be traveling towards the middle/end of July. Once we have received the official referral we will be able to make firm travel plans. I am looking forward to finally having a date set in stone (well, as set in stone as a date can be in the adoption world)!

Our "Pieced Together By Love" fundraiser has, once again, left us humbled and awed by the amazing outpouring of love and support from our family, friends and even strangers! In just one week we have raised $350 and have added 52 names to our puzzle:

We are so grateful for each and every one of you! Just writing your names down on these puzzle pieces brings tears to my eyes! What an amazing gift it will be to hang this on our wall as a daily reminder of all of the amazing people who stood behind us and made it possible for us to bring our precious girls home! We are truly blessed!


Lori Harris said...

Love the pics!! :) If you guys are nuts, then there are a lot of us in the adoption world that are nuts right along with you! Congrats on getting your dossier sent off!!

soontobemomof9 said...

I am SO moving to Bulgaria! These folks love their holidays! :)

Praying it through the process quickly!!!!! :) And that the next 6 weeks FLY by!