Friday, May 6, 2011


We received our "GOLDEN TICKET" on Thursday.  The golden ticket AKA, I-171H is our provisional approval to adopt Elliot.  It was the last piece of paper that we needed to send to Elliot's country for our dossier.

The I-171H had to be notarized and apostilled.  We notarized it on Thursday night and apostilled it on Friday.  Apostilling it meant a trip to Austin.   The kids and I had the best trip, they were fantastic.  Nearly eight hours in the car is a long time for little ones.  They were so excited to be part of the final piece of paperwork.  They were given the choice to go play with friends, but they chose to go be part of bringing Elliot home!

We arrived in Austin in no time flat ... and found this parking space .... prime - huh!?!

TA DA!!!!

All apostilled and ready to go!!!!!

Then it was back to Houston, with a stop at Fed Ex and the I-171H is on its way across the world!!!!

Hang on baby --- mommy and daddy REALLY are coming ...

We love you precious boy!


  1. You're boy is beautiful! That golden ticket... priceless! You're almost there! Yay!!! :-)

  2. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! I've been following your journey and praying for you for a while, and it's wonderful to see how things are working out.


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