Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Major Announcement!

As of 3pm today, Wednesday, April 4, 2007, we are DTC (kinda).

Most people know of DTC to mean "Dossier To China" but in our case it is first "Dossier to Colorado" for the critical review (which is simply the final double/triple/quadrupal check) and translation, and THEN it will be off to China!

We only had one last hurdle today and that was the production of copies of our certified, testified, corrugated, litigated, notarized, martinized, legalized, and any other -ized or -ed they could be documents. We needed a photocopy of every page of each document and that meant a trip from the agency office to Kinko's.

Have I mentioned my distaste for Kinko's? About 3 years ago they eliminated the policy of picking up a counter, plugging it into the copier and going from there. You know have to pre-purchase a copy-card with money loaded on it to use the copiers (nothing like being treated like a college Freshman again). After you make your copies you then have to engage in a battle to get your money back off the card.

I first encountered this while making copies for work, which I needed to do a paid-out for and had no desire to keep store funds locked in a Kinko's copy card. Today we had to buy $20 worth of credit (the only cash I had on me) to make $5.00 worth of copies. The trained response from the associate when we were done and asked for our refund was "The card is reusable."

Obviously the plan is for you to take the card (while they keep the money) and let them hope you lose the card or forget about it because honestly you visit Kinko's about once every 4 years.

I digress....

So back to the CCAI office and by the time I am done visting the restroom Amy and Jamie have got everything set. The documents are ready, the checks are written, the pictures are collected (including one of us with my favorite cousin, who has no idea we are adopting because she does not use the internet!). Now for the wait, and the prep. We have a lot to do around the house including cleaning out and preparing the baby room and organizing the garage, but we'll have fun.

It's a week of new life and growth as today is Maundy Wednesday. Monday I planted some new azaleas and other flowers, and in 5 days we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, so if this week isn't about life and love, I don't know what is!

-Michael

16 comments:

Sueellen said...

That is such wonderful news for both of you!

Lisa and Doug said...

Great news! You are on your way!

JennyMcB said...

Try Staples for copies if you have one near by. I felt the same way about kinkos and the people here at Staples couldn't be any nicer.

Like I said on Amy's blog- that's a lot of work gathering the documents.

Karen said...

Congrats!! So happy for you both!!!

We were reminiscing tonight and reminded me of a baby tip: If you need to get a crib for the baby...assemble it INSIDE the baby's room, NOT in the living room. They are hard to maneuver assembled and don't always fit through doors***not that we know ANYTHING about that***wink***:-)

TimandKim said...

Congratulations! I know it feels so good to have it out of your hands!
We are LID today (4-4-07) so I know you will be DTC and LID soon! Here's to a speedy referral!

Sparky Duck said...

you two are honestly very very brave

Shelby said...

thanks for the visit this morning! Congrats on your news today!!!

Stacy said...

It's just a matter of time now.

I'm so excited for you. Congratulations on this step. Can't wait until you get the LID!

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations!!! I remember how fabulous that felt!!

Jane said...

yea, now roll on DTChina and LID!!!!

LIZ said...

That's wonderful...congratulations!!

Mommy Spice said...

I'm sooo excited. We could seriously be in the same travel group. Our stuff went to China on 4/2.

Roy and Lori said...

Congratulations guys!

It is such a wonderful feeling
just to get the paperwork
behind you. It was a huge
relief for us!

Take care,
Roy and Lori

http://our-journey-to-gracie.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Yay! Congratulations! Yeah, I hate Kinko's too. Out printer has a copier on it, so we used that, even though we went through two ink cartridges, whish probably cost us thirty bucks! Convenient though.

Ann said...

Yay!! every little step is a step to celebrate. congratulatins

the night owl said...

What great news ... Thanks for visiting my blog today.. Have a Happy Easter and a blessed one . Baba