Friday, July 15, 2011

Dossier Preparation Package has arrived and Home Study

On Wednesday of this week we received the Dossier prep package from GWCA. As of today, we have all the required documents except our medical forms completed/signed as we are awaiting the results from the required blood work. So next week we should be able to get Dossier Package #1 out the door. Less than one week from receipt to mailing back!! I have to say I'm pretty impressed with myself if I can actually pull it off.

I have all but the personal references to our home study agency so we are moving along there as well. Our first meeting will be on 8/4 and then hopefully once every one to two weeks there after for the remaining three with the hopes of having the home study complete and approved by the end of September to ship of to USCIS with the I800.

For those of you asking, how in the name of Sam Hill could we do that, this is how. Since we've been down this path before, as soon as I hit send on the application to GWCA I ordered all Birth and Marriage Certificates through VitalStat. After that I pulled our files from Will's adoption and wrote all the required letters we would need to sign and templates to get out to everyone who needed to provide some form of documentation for us. The next AM I contacted the home study agency for their application and turned that around the same day with most of the document copies that would be required as well as copies of our first home study and our last post placement report so they would be ahead of the curve and more familiar with us before we even walked in the door. I have scanned and saved every document and form so when a copy is needed of any of the million pieces of paper you have to produce, I have them all right at my finger tips.

Now I just have to get all the government agencies to cooperate. Here's hoping!!!!!