Monday, January 13, 2014

Wrapping up loose ends

We are still waiting for the contracts to be returned from Taiwan so that our dossier can be notarized and authenticated. Because we're still waiting, I haven't felt an urgent need to print the last couple pages necessary for the dossier or assemble the family photographs.

Today I decided it was time. I don't want to get caught unawares when the contracts arrive only to scramble to print the last few pieces of documentation. So today I took the last two photos that were needed, our dining room/kitchen and the back side of our house. I assembled the eight photos requested and printed them. I also printed the Washington state adoption laws. Now our dossier is ready for notarization and authentication as soon as those contracts arrive!

I hope the judge doesn't look too closely at our "dining room." We've been using it as an office since we moved in! Before our daughter comes home, we plan to buy a kitchen table and chairs so that we can eat dinner together properly.

And, strangely enough, I've never stepped out the back door to take a look at the back of our house! We don't have a backyard per se, so there is no reason for me to go out the back door.

I can't wait until we've saved up all of the adoption fees so that we can start furnishing our daughter's room! It looks rather bare now but we're excited to start furnishing it later this spring.

We did receive a very minor piece of news today! The National Visa Center has kindly informed us that our I-171H has now been forwarded to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which is located in Taipei, Taiwan. The AIT is also the "visa-issuing post where the adoption interview will take place." How exciting!

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

As you may know, my daughter has three adopted kids and I never knew all the hoops one has to jump through to make that move. It must be rewarding to see things moving closer and closer.