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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dossier Update

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.

Our birth certificates, marriage certificate, letters of employment, local criminal record clearance letter, home study report, psychological exam report, medical recommendation letters, bank reference letter, letter to the Director of the IBESR, power of attorney, three letters of reference, are all currently being translated into French. Once that is done they will all need to be legalized.

These legalized documents combined with our already completed medical lab results for negative HIV, syphilis, and TB tests, three months of bank statements, three years of tax returns, individual photos, home photos, and copies of photo ID's, will make up our complete and final Dossier.

In the mean time, we are also working with the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. We have submitted our I-600A application along with our completed home study. We are scheduled to complete federal finger-printing next week in Nashville. Then we should be done with the United States requirements.

We hope to hand deliver our Dossier to our Attorney in Haiti in January. We have been told that it will take 8 months, "give or take", from the time we submit our Dossier, to get our girls home!


Anyone who welcomes a child like this also welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me, also welcomes my Father who sent me. Mark 9:37


  1. PROGRESS!!! One step closer to those precious two. Continuing to pray for you all and this journey.
    "I know I have believed God and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day" (2 Tim 1:12)

  2. Amy, you are such an amazing friend and disciple. I thank God for you and for crossing our paths. You are my Haiti sister in Christ!