Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What is a dossier like?

This is how it is pronounced.

This is how it is defined.

dossier - a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject (usually a person's record)

This is what it looks like.

90 original pages of our lives plus our passports, birth certificates etc. Seriously people, this is no small undertaking! Everything from our Business License (original!! - and others notarized) to full length photographs of us all. I believe they may possibly know more about me than I do!



But what it feels like is even more impressive!

It feels like

Joy

Relief

Satisfaction


It feels like conquering Mount Everest.

A struggling climb. Getting caught in a snowstorm, losing the topography map and then clawing my way over the last few feet to the top... Leaping off the peak and now I am just going to sit back and enjoy the view from the top as I slowly drift down. (Until I crash into a ledge or smack into a bird... sure to happen! lol ;)


It feels Surreal
Are we really going to do this?
Is this really going to happen?



Yep, I guess it is!



5 comments:

Sarah said...

So exciting!! What a great accomplishment and step in the process!

Sylvie and Victor said...

cONGRATS!!! You just passed a huge milestone!So happy for you! You must feel that the weight on your shoulders is all gone. :0)

Are you dealing with an agency or are you sending your dossier directly to Kenya?

Jacquie said...

How exciting! What a great Christmas present for yourselves.

'Jo' said...

Thank you all... I did have a sigh of relief for sure. I don't like things 'looming' over my head!

Sylvie, we are with Sunrise in Vancouver. In BC you have to have an agency complete your adoption,

Quinn And Zoe said...

WOOO! Congratulations!!