My agency typically requires 6 months to begin another adoption post-adoption/birth/big family change. If a family decides to adopt so soon after a recent adoption, they may reuse their dossier. I know--if you are not an adoptive family you probably have no idea what I am even talking about. A dossier is a collection of documents required to have notarized, sealed at the state level, and sent to the Chinese Consulate prior to sending off to China. Documents include employment letters, birth certificates, marriage license, financial status forms, physical forms, non-criminal record, homestudy, and USCIS clearance. Maybe more? Shoot I don't even remember. I completed my dossier over a year ago. If we reuse, we can save money, time, and a whole-lotta-energy on prepping those documents.
I was thinking we wouldn't bother reusing since we tentatively discussed starting another adoption after taxes are done next spring. Unexpectedly, my husband said we need to talk. Well that's never good but I was pleasantly surprised. He wanted details about how to go about reusing and thought that maybe we should start sooner than later. As he was talking I quickly opened up the listing of our agency's waiting children. Isn't it great that the password can be saved right on my phone and I could pull it up in the middle of our conversation?
So for now--a reuse may be on the table. Stay tuned...
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