- Mark's medical letter got finished and notarized (a nice lady in another office in his building that's a notary offered to go notarize it at Mark's doctor's office).
- Reciprocal power of attorney letters typed up and notarized.
- Judicial power of attorney letters typed up and notarized...except I did something wrong on it, so we will amend the date and try again tomorrow when the notary is working that has the expiration date that we want.
- We gave the last of the information we need to get our psychological evaluation letters written
- Followed up on 2 remaining letters of recommendation that friends have written but need to have notarized.
- Looked up information on how to authenticate a document originating in Michigan and sent appropriate envelopes and checks off for that (to have a letter of recommendation authenticated).
- Wrote our IBESR letter (about ourselves and officially requesting IBESR to adopt a child from their country).
- Followed up TWICE more on our insurance company getting us the letter to verify coverage for our future child (we still don't have it). I got bounced around on hold each time for more than a half an hour each. So frustrating.
- I hand delivered all our documents except the aforementioned insurance letter (which I'll take in as soon as I get it) to our agency so our case worker can start completing our home study amendment. We want to get a jump start on that so we are able to submit our immigration pre-approval paperwork (it has to have a copy of the home study submitted with it).
- I filled out our I 800a application (for immigration) so when our home study is done we are ready to quickly mail it off.
My newest concern is...the likelihood that Homeland Security will be closing for a period of time soon due to lack of funding from gridlock in congress on political issues. And that is who we send our paperwork to for immigration pre-approval. Just one more thing you can't anticipate or do anything about I guess, but grrr...
In good news I found out that while we do have to wait for our finalized home study to submit our application to immigration...we don't have to have already attended our fingerprint appointment that they'll assign us and have our favorable determination letter in hand before starting to process our dossier! That could save us a couple of months on our timeline! We can be getting our dossier authenticated and translated while we wait for USCIS to process our application and so it's ready to go when we get our FDL. That was great news! So, here's to hoping we get that home study wrapped up quickly.