Mia's Homecoming Video

At last I see the light

One Less Orphan: Mia's gotcha day

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dossier en route!!!!!!!

6:40 am- wake up and head to the capital to get the last apostille. It is still dark outside and feels like 5:40 because of daylight savings.

7:00 am- heading up the hill to the capital. Coming over the top of the hill in the dark morning, seeing the capital lit up gave me this rush of energy and excitement as I realized this was my last step in the dossier

7:05 am - walk into Lt. Governor's office, planning on paying the expedited same day fee and coming back in a few hours, but instead the lady did it for me right then!!! (still had to pay the higher fee but didn't have to make another trip)

7:20 am- walk out the doors of the capital as the sky is getting light holding the final documents in hand for our dossier!!!!!!

These documents are now in route to Kareen's country!!!!!!!
Documents that have been our top priority over the last few months

Documents that have taken all sorts of running around, appointments, notaries, signatures, stress and worry

Documents that our children have prayed for "please bless that mom and dad can get the fliers done quickly so we can get Kareen"

Documents that will allow Kareen's file to be pulled from the system and officially start the legal process in EE

Documents that say to her country that KAREEN IS WORTHY OF A FAMILY


Documents that will change one little girls life FOREVER!!!!!


  1. I got goosebumps reading that! That is so awesome!

  2. Oh Kecia,
    We are so excited for you guys. This post has me in tears. Can't wait to hear when your court date is!

  3. We're working on the Welcome Home/Thank-you Concert as we speak! xoxoxo

  4. AHHHHHH!! I agree, this gave me goosebumps AND tears!!! I love you guys!!!

  5. What a huge step forward. Kareen is one blessed little girl to have a loving family working so hard to bring her home. Praying for this journey to go quickly for your family and Kareen!!

  6. I am so excited for you guys and I am so happy for you that things are moving quickly. Good luck with the waiting. We are all excited to meet your little girl.