Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Dossier Is In the Mail

Yes! I completed the dossier and sent it off on Tuesday. It wasn't difficult getting any of the documents but it felt really good to take it to the post office yesterday. I had this really funny postal clerk. She asked me what I was sending off and then she said, "they are going to call you in April to give you the children." From her mouth to God's ears. April would be a great time for a referral.

So for those of you keeping up with this the Ethiopian Dossier is a collection of documents that go to the ET government body MOWA for Ethiopian adoption approval. What's in the dossier?
  • Power of Attorney documents allowing a representative to work on your behalf in ET.
  • Statement describing why you want to adopt from Ethiopia.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Police Clearance stating that you are not wanted for any crimes.
  • Financial Statement
  • Medical Attestation that you are free of TB and other serious illnesses
  • Photos of you, the outside, and the inside of your house.
  • Birth certificate
  • CPA letter of the self-employed or Employment verification letter for others.
Since I sent it express mail, my dossier is now in the hands of the adoption agency. I think it now has to be sent to Washington D.C. for some certifications (not sure) and then sent to country.


Bryan and Joy said...

Congratulations on completing this step!

You have a very informative and well put together blog - I've really enjoyed readin through it! Thank you-

Joy (yahoo adoption group)

Valarie Washington said...

Thanks Joy. I'm learning so much that I want to be able to share that with others.

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]