Our dossier came back from Albany today and within a few hours it was off to the Vietnamese Consulate in San Francisco. Our agency said it could take up to 3 weeks for it to be returned to us, but I really hope it comes home a lot sooner. And for those of you who are wondering why we are sending our dossier all over the place, I'll try to explain. There are 10 documents in our dossier (medicals forms, employee statements, police clearances, etc) and each form needed to be:
-notarized (which required Marc to bring a notary to his place of employment)
-county certified (a county employee had to check to make sure each notary was legit)
-state sealed (a state employee in Albany had to make sure the county employee that checked the notary was legit)
-authenticated (an employee of the Vietnamese consulate in California will check to make sure everything is legit!)
So it's been quite an adventure just to collect all of these documents and now everytime they get on the Fedex truck, I'm on pins and needles until they are safely back in my arms!