About Us

We are Chris and Megan. First and foremost we love our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are daily humbled by His plan for our lives and love seeing what he does when we trust him. We have always wanted to adopt but had planned on having biological kids first. We felt God calling us to adoption first and after lots of prayer are excited to be starting our first adoption! We love the people and culture of Uganda and are excited to bring that culture into our family. We seek to honor God in our adoption and eventually in the way we raise our kids. We covet your prayers as this will be a long but exciting journey to our forever family!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dossier...Done!

We officially completed our dossier this week! It was such a relief to send it off. (A Dosseir  is a collection of official documents about you and your family. Some of the required documents include birth certificates, criminal clearances, and home study. The documents sent to Uganda are reviewed by the government officials, judges, orphanage directors, and others who will evaluate your ability to be a good parent.)



Our Dossier included:
1.                       2 notarized copies of the Passport Data Page                                       
2.                       2 Certified copies of Marriage certificate                                    
3.                       2 Certified copies of birth certificates for each household member                                     
4.                       2 notarized copies of Employer letter(s)                              
5.                       2 notarized copies of State criminal clearance                                                        
6.                       2 notarized copies Physician's Statements (each spouse)                    
7.                       2 notarized Financial Statement from Bank                                                   
8.                       2 notarized copies of the  Home Study                                                
9.                2 notarized copies of Child Abuse Clearance                                                                      
10.                    2 notarized copies of your Pastoral Reference Letter 
11.                    2 notarized copies of your second reference                    
12.                    2 notarized copies Family letter petitioning  to take
                  guardianship to eventually adopt from Uganda                                       
13.                    2 notarized copies of the Power of Attorney                                                          
14.                    Photographs of the family (8-10 photos – Size 4x6)                  
                 (Tape photos to white paper and write a caption under/next to each photo)
15.                    2 notarized copies of I-171H (Immigration Approval)                               
16.                    Commitment letter to post placements/family                                
17.                    Commitment letter to post placements/agency                                   
18.                    2 Agency License (State & Hague)                                     

19.                    Statutory Application (sent after matching)              
                                      
          That checklist ruled my life for the past 4 weeks but it's done! We have sent it to our agency for review. Once complete we will be on the wait list! (Ps. Yes I cried when it was done, I'm told this is normal adoption hormones but, gosh, it feels good to be done!