Sunday, April 06, 2008

Closer to Submission

We have both been away all weekend and I'm dog tired, but I have some positive news to share on the adoption front. When our dossier finally gets submitted, all documents MUST have at least 6 months of "life" left on them. Documents are "good" for one year after the date on them, but the SDA requires that they have 6 months remaining at the time they review (or they will reject your dossier), just to ensure that the documents are still good when we travel. So, last week I reviewed our documents and we had a few that we did early on in the process that have a November date on them, meaning we would have to update them before the middle of May. I asked our case manager about them and I just read an email from her saying that "...although she doesn't know a submission date for our dossier, that she was told it would be submitted before the end of April". UUHhhhh...that's like THIS month!! Can I freak out yet??! Once it's submitted, the SDA has 20 business days to review and hopefully approve our dossier, then they will assign us an appointment date generally 2-3 months later. That would still put us traveling in September, which is really our best case scenario right now. Each step forward is so exciting; I just cannot imagine what it will be like to post a blog saying "Today we leave for Ukraine". I guess we'll find out soon enough.....:)
Love to all,
Susan & Truman

p.s. We are officially Aunt Su & Uncle Tru again!!! Whoohooo! Welcome to the family J Ry! Can't wait to meet you in May!

11 comments:

Tami said...

YEA!!! That's awesome!!! I can't wait to hear when you'll travel! :)

Erin said...

Praying for an April submission for your dossier - and that you will be filled with peace as you wait...sometimes that's the hardest part!

Staci and Damon said...

Good luck on getting submitted! It brings a whole new set of things to think about and worry about!!

Staci

David & Monica said...

Wonderful news on your submission date. Looks like our paths may cross in Ukraine :-)

cara said...

What submission number did you get? We are 1364. I am just curious as to when we should expect to be submitted. Cara
www.norbycjukraineangel.blogspot.com

Chris and Virginia said...

Excitement on the horizon! We still don't have a date, but another couple got a date who submitted about a week later than us, so the process is moving forward. This is great news.

Christine said...

How exciting!

Karen & Glenn said...

Hey there, it's Karen & Glenn from the adoption classes at Children's. It is so great to read your good news, and we are cheering you on from Cincinnati. You'll recall that we said we'd let you know once we have a blog up and running -- and that feat has finally been accomplished. We'd be honored if you checked it out -- ourkazakson.blogspot.com. And, you won't believe it, but we received 12 days notice and we will be starting our travels on Friday! Our heads are spinning, but of course we know how fortunate and blessed we are, and we will be as ready as we can possibly be. Let's continue to stay in touch! We're wishing you guys the best!

D Boogie said...

WooT! That is great! Hopefully the time for you to travel will be here before you know it!

Patty said...

Susan, you should be PROUD of yourself for how diligent you are about this paperwork! It makes my head spin just to read about it!!

I can't wait to read your "We're headed to the Ukraine" entry!! :)

DoveFamily said...

Just ran across your blog today - congrats on getting close to submission. How exciting! September would be a lovely time to travel, before it gets too terribly cold. We were there in November and had to wear lots of layers.

Praying that all goes smoothly!

Jennifer
http://dovefamily07.blogspot.com