Wednesday, January 23, 2008

About the dossier...

As I mentioned a few posts ago, we were approved for adoption by the Qld government last month. What that means now is that we are required to compile our dossier to be sent to China. The dossier must contain certain documents and information, so we've spent a few weeks chasing some of it up and still have more to go. We've been told we'll be the first couple in a new batch, and that we need to wait for four more couples to be approved and compile dossiers to they can all be sent to China together. This means that some of the documentation and requirements that have a life span (like finger prints and cheques) we have to hold off on arranging until further advice from the Dept so they don't expire too quickly.

In the meantime we've been busying ourselves with other dossier requirements, like doctor appointments - because the first comprehensive medical we did last year to prove eligibility isn't sufficient. Ewww. We have to have blood tests. Not cool. Ewwww.

When we've got everything ready for the dossier we'll be officially batched. It's not looking like it will be shortly after my birthday (next week) like we planned all along. Unfortunately for us, Queenslanders are no longer rushing to be part of the China program due to the massive increase in wait times. We were advised four more couples could be approved by March/April 'if we're lucky'. And then, if we're really lucky, we could even have a referral for a baby by the time the next millennium rolls around ;-) If you've got friends in high places, please send up a prayer for us!



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5 comments:

Liz said...

As long and as frustrating as this wait is sweetheart, when you finally have your little girl in your arms, she will be worth everything you have gone through. You'll get the little one who is meant to be for you.......
And I can't wait!

David said...

Hang in there...it's one more step...and isn't it weird trying to time your documents correctly!?!

In the US, the form from the government takes about four months to get in, and other documents you have to wait a while to order so they all come in together...that way most of your docs will go to China with similar lifespans.

Confusing...

Kristen said...

Sending up those prayers!!!

I'm hoping for a quick DTC.. Always thinking about ya!

OziMum said...

You can only do, what you can do... the rest will happen it due time! (can you tell, I've told myself that a million times?!!!)

I wondered about the finger prints expiring. The US folks have to send there's over to China... I think we just wait til we're allocated and send updated info? Will ask my pal that has just returned from China with her little empress!

Blondie said...

Its exciting that you actually get to prepare your dossier now. In the Ethiopian program we don't have to do that until we are way down the State Dept list.

Its just one more hoop to jump closer to your babe. :)

Hoping for more approved couples to come your way...