This blog covers our wait, travel, and adjustment to our 4 year old adopted Chinese daughter Sarah Shui Qing from Nanjing. There are over 1000 posts. I have moved my blog to Catching Butterflies 2. I hope you will enjoy reading this blog. It has alot of information on Special needs adoption. Follow us to our new address Catching Butterflies 2! Thank you for reading!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Parents applying for international adoption must put together a "dossier," or an application containing all the information the country needs to assess your ability to be suitable parents for the child you wish to adopt. Each country has different requirements of what should be included in the dossier. With China adoption, parents have to gather copies of their birth certificates, police criminal clearance forms, medical forms, employment verification forms, financial statements, a home study, and permission from our country's government to bring the child home. Parents who have previously adopted have called this process, "the paper chase." We are now in the paper chase.We have done this two times before. It should be easy. The real hard part is just finding the time to do it! At some point I think Juergen will just need to take a few days off, and we will get it done. The sooner we finish this,the sooner Sarah can come home. Really, it is like doing your taxes. Not many people like to sit down and fill out the forms, but we all love to spend the tax return. Maybe we should have a April paper chase deadline!