Thursday, March 15, 2007

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Ok, I got the brown envelope in the mail, but I have no idea what it means or how/when to process what is inside. What do I do with it?

17 comments:

C.J. said...

You don't do a thing with it....for now. Your agency may want to know your GUZ # but that is all.

It feels nice to get it because you know your paperwork didn't disappear but I hear it means nothing if you don't get it.

Some don't even get the envelope. I ended up with two...go figure.

Stacy said...

Our agency wanted the GUZ# and then we were told to put it in a safe place, it will go to China.

Congratulations! That is very exciting!!

Undercover Angel said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you got it!

Steffie B. said...

Just keep it with your filed info for now! yeah.....congrats to you!

Donna & Joe said...

It's just stuff you'll need in China...so tuck it away for later. Some people don't even get the envelope...in that case their agency supplies them with the forms later on.

It is kinda fun though to get actual mail from China. I remember how "official" our adoption felt when we got ours. Congrats!

Donna :)

Kathy and Joel said...

In Canada, we do not get a brown envelope and I'm not sure what its equivalent would be.

Rachael said...

Love your new banner...you are just redecorating on a regular basis!

Steffie B. said...

Your getting pretty snazzy with your blog girlfriend! lol

LIZ said...

I believe the brown envelope is the equivalent to the immigration papers we fill out in Canada to sponsor an adopted child for permanent residence...we fill ours out and send it into immigration her in Canada and they forward it to the Canadian consolate in Beijing.
I love the new look for your blog!!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Congratulations! Every little step makes it seem closer! Love the new header btw!!

tracy said...

Fun new banner!

You don't do a thing with that brown envelope but wait for China....the story of our lives.

Though some don't ever get the envelope, it's nice to know that the Chinese government actually know you exist. Just getting something from them was exciting for me. They could have sent their clipped toenails and I would be all happy.

Dannye said...

dont do nothing with it, but celebrate that you got it....I was lucky enough to get two of them, exact same one, just twice.

you will fill these out in China with your guide.

Mark & Michelle said...

I like the new look. No Brown envelope for us Canucks!

Jess said...

Isn't it nice to know the process is still moving? I have a question. You might have answered this previously and just have not come across it yet. Why did you choose to adopt out of country? I love it. I am just curious how you got the thought process going.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

oh how i long for a brown envelope, but for now we will celebrate yours... just stash it away and take it to china. CONGRATS!!!

redmaryjanes said...

Jess,
I'll do a post today on how we came to choose to adopt from China. It was a long process. I'll try to encourage some of the other ladies to share their journeys also. I think that people who haven't been led to adopt are often curious as to why many of us seek to go out of the country.

LaLa said...

Since everyone has already commented about the envelope...I just want to say..love the new Spring header!!