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Clyde and Ellie
Our paperwork is finally done and now we have both our paper babies ready to ship.  There are two copies of our Dossier.  One for Clyde and the other for Ellie.  We did two Dossiers since both children will be turning five years at two different times.  Also we may be traveling sooner to secure Ellie before traveling to meet our Clyde.  I am so thankful for this part of our adoption to be completed.  From committing to a home study, from a home study to FBI clearances, from FBI Clearances to Immigration's approval, and then updating all documents.

How I the fun part of our journey waiting for submission of our Dossiers to their country.  Once in Country the Dossiers will be translated, registered, reviewed and approved.  Once approved we will be scheduled a travel date to meet our little ones.  Normally it takes a few weeks to a month or so to get a travel date.  During this time please pray that our Dossier reaches the hands that will allow us to meet our little ones.

Our first trip will not be till after September.  During this trip we will also try and secure Clyde's file so when we travel back his file will be ready.   Praying all goes well and that we secure the necessary funds to travel with to meet little Ellie.


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