Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Baby Steps

Good news is - the majority of our paperwork is DONE for the dossier, now we wait for our FBI clearance to show up. I am getting a little impatient. I REALLY wanted to be finished and mail the dossier by November 1st. If we don't get our clearance, that pushes us back.

If we get our approval from her country, we can send her some gifts. Even though it pains me to not have her home for Christmas, it would THRILL me to be able to send her a package to open on Christmas morning. I would be super excited.

As soon as our dossier is sent, I will begin working on a photo book for her. I also would like to send her an outfit and a toy - maybe something with English and Spanish capabilities. Leap Frog has some fantastic toys out this year.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Doing a little research today.

Looking at the price of January flights - today's price is $926 per person. So, that means our FSP as it stands right now, would cover the price of our tickets (Paul and I, but not Rose). If you look at that, we really need to get going on our fund-raising!

The apartment we are looking at renting is $3000 for a month. So, if we are fortunate to ONLY need a month - that's another $3000 needed for our travel expenses.

Now that we have finished our psych eval, it's time to get to the nitty-gritty and start planning the details of what's to come. It's very exciting, but it puts this detail oriented mommy into over-drive!!!