Ethiopian Dossier Received!

Just received this email from our agency:

We have received your dossier and dossier fee in our office today and will be reviewing it over the next couple of days to ensure that everything is in order. If there are any adjustments that need to be made, we will contact you and/or your social worker, always keeping you informed.  After we ensure that everything is accurate in the dossier, it will be sent to Washington, D.C. for  authentication  and bundling at the U.S. Department of State and the Ethiopia Embassy. The time frame from this point until  your dossier is 100% complete could be 1 1/2  to 2 weeks.

Once your dossier is returned from Washington, DC you will be added to the referral waiting list and will become a waiting family.  You will be sent an email letting you know your status at that time and the process from that point. We are no longer sending dossiers directly to Ethiopia once it is completed, as there is currently a lack a space. Instead we will be holding the dossiers  in the St. Louis office  until such time that it is sent to Ethiopia. Since no one reviews your dossier in country prior to you receiving a referral, there are no steps missed by having your dossier remain in our home office.

Congratulations on having this huge step behind you!!  You’re one step closer to bringing your children home.

Party time!  Good way to start the weekend!


Filed under Adoption Process, Milestones

5 responses to “Ethiopian Dossier Received!

  1. Your post made me so happy that there were tears. indeed, a wonderful way to start the weekend!

  2. Megan

    WooHoo!!! Congrats on another task complete!

  3. Lainey Puglisi


  4. alright! Wheres the party again?

  5. Aunt Annette

    I’m getting anxious to see my new great nieces or nephews. I can’t hardly wait!

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