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Our first "Do Over"
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
We got the two documents back today that we need to have redone, or more accurately have the notary stamp done on each page instead of just the final page. Both are from our home-study and the folks at our home-study agency also did the notaries. Which is nice because A) they did the notary for free and B) I can go to one place to fix both documents.

So I'll be running it up to them today to have them redo their stamp. Everything else in our dossier was fine and we just need the stamp done and nothing else, so once this is back in the hands of our agency they will get the entire document translated into Russian and sent to their Moscow office.

Stef made some brownies for our home-study agency since we're having to have them redo these documents and we have always found that it's a darn good idea to keep people happy with you when you may need something from them in the future. You get a lot farther in life (not to mention getting there faster) if you use more carrots than sticks.

Stef jokingly pointed out that now we've had to redo a document (well, more like amend one) she now feels like we're really into the adoption process.
posted by Steveg @ 8:32 AM  
  • At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I noticed that it is very hard to figure out which agency you are using... Is that on purpose? I picked up on your comment that they were reaccredited last May. According to my research that narrows it down to three agencies starting with the letter A, C or G. Feel free to tell me which letter your agency starts with.

  • At 2:39 PM, Blogger yorkiemom said…

    To anonymous - yes, we have purposely not mentioned the agency we are using.

    We are limiting the amount of personal information that we are providing through the blog as we don't want to jeapordize the adoption process for ourselves or other future adoptive parents.

    If anyone chooses to ask us questions privately, we are more than happy to provide our opinion (which may or may not be worth much since we are still so early in the process).

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