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!