One family's journey to hear God's calling, overcome our fears, and be obedient to Him!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dossier Time

And unfortunately, Dossier is not a dance. Dossier in Haitian Creole simply means "file". But, there is nothing simple about it! The Dossier contains everything that has to be presented to the Haitian government for the adoption process. Including: birth certificates, marriage certificate, letters of employment, local criminal record clearance letter, home study and report, pyschological exams and report, medical exams and doctor's recommendation letter, lab results for negative HIV, syphilis, and TB tests, bank letter and 3 month statements, tax returns for three years, letter to the Director of the IBESR, power of attorney, three letters of reference, individual photos, home photos, federal finger printing, copies of photo ID's, and translator statements. Most documents have to be notarized. Then these documents have to be taken to the courthouse and have the notary certified. Then these documents have to be taken to the Secretary of State's office in Nashville and be authenticated. Then they have to be legalized and translated. The whole process is basically a combination of the TV shows the Amazing Race and Survivor. That said, we are really moving quickly through the process. We should be able to submit our Dossier by mid November.

On a happy note, we talked to Jesula on the phone again yesterday. She is always so happy to talk to us. She said church was really good yesterday and that school is going well. She is such a sweet child. God is so Awesome!!!


For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7


  1. Bondye Bon Tout Tan! God is sooo good! Sounds like alot to do guys. I am keeping your family in my prayers.... Anna