This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Friday, August 22, 2008

What is an apostille?


This is an apostille.  It means that the Secretary of the State verifies that person who notarized the original document is indeed a notary.  It's a step of authentication that needs to happen for documents used overseas.

We got back 17 apostilled documents today.  Baby steps make us feel like progress is happening.  In fact, progress is happening and these pretty shiny gold raised seals prove it.  

2 comments:

Colleen S. said...

Now what about all those documents that say the person who apostilled the apostille was REALLY an apostillizer?

Kimberly Fullton said...

well, colleen, that is called "legalization" and it will happen when we send all our apostilled documents to the Brazilian consulate in NYC! :o) (after that, it's just translation before the Brazilian courts actually know we exist.)