Saturday, September 25, 2010

To Apostille or Not to Apostille

That is the question.

Well we should be excited. The last document that we needed to arrive so that I would have everything in my hand before Monday came in the mail today. I will now be able to get everything apostilled in Springfield over my lunch break from my work meeting that I have on that day. This is exactly how we had hoped it would have worked out. BUT…..

There is always a but isn’t there?

Earlier this week our placing agency, World Links, had me scan everything that I had and email it to them. There is some question about the silly letter head again. It is hard to explain, but in a nutshell there are some mailing addresses that don’t match up because there are different branches of Lutheran that all operate under the same license. This SHOULD not be a problem as the license number is all the same blah blah blah but they feel that they should check before sending everything over to Vlad. They are hoping that one of the girls in Russia, Irina, might be able to ask the regional operator if this will work and let us know by Monday. World Links suggested that we wait to have the documents apostilled until we know for sure. Justin and I decided that since there are 6 documents that have the letterhead (there are several others too that have to be done) and it only costs $2 in Illinois for apostilling that we will go ahead and get it done on Monday. The most we will be out is $12. Now I am praying that the Regional Operator is in a good mood when she sees our documents and lets us register.

As a side note, tomorrow afternoon we will have a party to celebrate Blake’s 5th birthday. His actual birthday is Thursday. He is so excited and we are so pleased with the progress that has been made in the last year. I will share pictures and details on our private blog next week!

7 comments:

Doug and Shelly said...

Heather, Doesn't the whole letterhead issue just make you want to scream bloody murder?? Why that is such an issue continues to amaze me... Praying that your $12 will be well spent!

David & Jodi said...

We are using Lutheran Child and Family Services in Illinois for a Russian adoption. Our agency had them write a letter that they use both names and that it is all the same agency. Our social worker wasn't surprised by the the request as they had gotten it before. Our social worker got the letter for us pretty quickly. It was notarized and then we got it apostilled.

Laura said...

Always technicalities, eh? I remember the judge in Ekat not liking the way some of our PW was stapled and wanted to return it...

Looking forward to checking out the private blog for Blake's b-day celebration. Five already??? Happy B-day, Blake!!!

Blessings,
Laura :)

Laura said...

Always technicalities, eh? I remember the judge in Ekat not liking the way some of our PW was stapled and wanted to return it...

Looking forward to checking out the private blog for Blake's b-day celebration. Five already??? Happy B-day, Blake!!!

Blessings,
Laura :)

sonflowerjax said...

Happy B-day to Blake!! :0) And, horray to being so so close!!! LOVE LOVE LOOOVVVEEE the shirts!! We washed them, and they are in our pile of clothes to be put in the suitcase to travel!

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

You're almost there! I saw your posts on the Yahoo group as you responded to mine about a referral. Wanted to find you outside the group. There are babies come off for referral and yours will be soon!!

Sabrina
sabrina_dickenson@hotmail.com

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