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!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

It's Official

The first of our documents returned to us legalized by the Brazilian Consulate.  That means that this document is fully ready to be translated then reviewed by the appropriate Brazilian authorities. 

It is written on official Consulado-Geral letterhead:

It has 2 official Consular Seals and an official stamp:

It is signed by the official Consul-Geral Adjunto:  

And it has an official gold seal with raised letters and symbols:

And we are officially happy!  My favorite part of the packet, though, is the part that is least official.  A hand written note from the Legalization Department that has reminded me that God is answering our prayers and placing our paperwork on the desk of men and women who have compassion toward us and our children.

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