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Thursday, June 17, 2010


 I can’t take credit for writing the following little scene.  I found it two years ago online, and saved it for future use. 
The only part I added was the last line about the 26 documents.  :-)
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-- Honey, sit down. I have some news for you.
-- What is it?
--Well, I don't know how to say this, so I'll just come out with it. I went out to the mailbox today and ... well, we got an I-171H.
--A what?!? An I-171H? As in, we're going to have another baby?!?
--It looks that way.
--But how? We've been so careful! I put away all the blank I-600A forms. Didn't you hide our home study update?
--Of course I did. But don't forget, there was that one night ...
--What night? (pauses) Ohhh, that night. But it was only once. We were just messing around. I didn't print clearly. I didn't even use ink!(pauses again) But it was kind of fun.
--(giggles) It was, wasn't it? I'll never forget how cute you looked getting your fingerprints.
--So now we've got our I-171H, eh? But that doesn't always mean you'll adopt, does it? I mean, shouldn't you see the agency or something, make sure everything's okay?
--I already did.
--I'm several documents along.
--Several documents! And they're all notarized, certified and authenticated okay?
--Just great. There was one small scare when the agency couldn't see the notary's middle initial, but it showed up just fine under the magnifying glass.
--Thank God. And you, honey? Are you feeling okay?
--I'm feeling fine. As long as I know you're happy about this.
--Happy? I'm thrilled! It's always a shock at first when something like this happens, but of course I'm happy!
--Good, because for the record… we’re now 26 documents along, all notarized, county certified, apostilled, translated and over in Russia waiting for a referral.


Mamosa said...

Very clever, Jackie! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! But a little mean, too...details, woman! We need details!

Of course, there is that whole "it's your life and your entitled to your privacy" thing, but still... ;-)

Mama Fish said...

Kris- You are so funny... really I have no details yet, as we are still waiting for a referral. Hopefully soon....

Anonymous said...

Man this post was so clever! Great job.

But bigger than that.......great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS.xo

Our Russian Adopted Princess said...

What a great way to announce. I wonder, are you going for a girl or boy? I don't know you well enough, but feel I do from reading your blog all the time. Sorry if it is too personal a question. Sally

Becky and Keith said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so, so, so excited for you! Details! Region? What age did you request? Are the kids excited? Woohoooo!!!

Carey and Norman said...

Okay, this is one of my favorite posts ever...so creative and clever!

Congratulations....will we be adding another boy or a girl to the mix? Can't wait to hear more!

Christina said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more details!

Carrie said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!! Such wonderful and exciting news. Can't wait for more details!

Kim Abraham - Mom to the Fabulous Five! said...

WOW! For some reason I had a feeling you'd be going back. I am so thrilled for you and your precious family. Can't wait to hear more, more, MORE!!!

Nekey said...


Troy and Rachel said...

WHAT?!?!?!? How did I miss this!! Congratulations - I'm so excited for you Jackie!!

Can't wait to follow along again!

Nichole said...

Wow!!! I haven't been keeping up to date on my blogs!! Congrats to all of you! Kind of sad we won't be in Russia with you guys this time! I am excited for your family....and, I want more details, too!! :)

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