Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Paperwork

I feel like most of my recent posts have been about paperwork, boring I know, but that's really what I've been doing lately. I received the certified docs back from the state today. I opened the package and thought "yeah paperwork is done for a while". Well not quite, one out of 15 documents couldn't be appostilled because the notary signed it but didn't stamp it. Are you kidding me? I can't believe I missed that, I overlook these things over and over before I send them off, but I missed it. So back to UPS to get a new notary, with a stamp this time, and then back to Pearland Postal Plus to FedEx it back to Austin. Another $30 to send just one document, ahhhh. I do have to be thankful though. In TX once you've met your $100 max for appostilles you're done. You don't have to pay for every single document, I can't imagine what our total would be by now. The FedEx costs more than the actual documents. Even the guy at the Pearland Postal Plus was surprised to see me, he said, "I thought you were done for a while?" I wish, almost. Anyway, it's a family that runs it and they were all so sweet today. Every time we go in Ty asks me to show him on the big map hanging on the wall where our baby sister is. Well today, the whole family, Dad, Grandma, brother and sister of the Pearland Postal Plus all came over to see where exactly in Russia she was. We all stood around this big map and looked at her teeny tiny region half way around the world. It was pretty cool, they can't wait to meet our little angel.


  1. I seems as if the paperwork never ever ends!!! Texas is so nice to stop after $100.00 with apostilles...unfortunately our state does not do that!!! We are hopeful to almost be done with the apostilles...hopefully no one will want anymore!! We are keeping our fingers crossed!

  2. That IS nice of Texas....California FOR SURE doesn't do that.....we've spent a fortune on apostilles at $20 a pop, between our first dossier, updated dossier, and fun.

    We're in the middle of updating our homestudy as well and I'm sure we'll need to re-do many docs for dossier #2 since we have such a long wait for court. I have my doubts most days that the paperwork EVER ends.

    Hang in there....our little angels are out there waiting for us :o)