I sent paperwork off for apostille in another state last week. Yesterday it arrived! I also mailed off for our state background checks (again) and they should be here any day...
Yesterday I also went to our county appraiser's office and got another copy of our county form. The ladies that work there are great, and I was able to share a bit of our story, the 'why' in our second set of paperwork, and to share our family blog with them. Maybe they'll come see this :). If so, THANK YOU!! :)
It wasn't even in my radar to get more copies of our marriage certificate while I was at the county office, so next week I'll go back and get them from the clerk of courts.
I have copies of our tax forms ready, copies of our passports and 171H are available to just print off the computer. I also have the other income letter we need (stating James' subsidy) since I'd asked for an extra copy originally.
Aside from that... We need a second copy of Mike's employment form and a paper from our mortgage holder (both should be pretty easy to obtain) and all the "print and sign" documents. WOW!
We also just found out we are 'owed' about $1700 and have had our local Down Syndrome Association sponsor Aleksa's plane ticket home (if she's able to come home). Two friends have come forward offering to do fundraising for Aleksa, and we are SO grateful!!
God's doing this-- it's certainly not us. We have about $10-14k still to raise, but God has proven Himself again and again! The two friends putting together fundraisers may provide some of that, and we will see what God has planned for the rest of it if He plans to bring Aleksa into our family...