God is writing another story

God is writing another story. It starts with 3 Johnsons, a ministry to unwed mothers in Taiwan, 2 passionate God-loving ladies, an 18 year old girl and 1 tiny baby. Let's see where the story goes...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pictures you haven't seen

Eric and I were so excited to receive this package from Taiwan a couple weeks ago. 
It contained the Chinese translations of our Adoption Contracts, Power of Attorney and Home Study.  These were the final pieces needed to complete our dossier.
Here's a portion of the Chinese translated adoption contract.
With all of our needed dossier documents in hand, the next step was to get everything county certified.
Then we had each document state certified.  1 document (marriage license) was sent to the Illinois Secretary of State; the other 16 documents were sent to the Tennessee Secretary of State.
The final step for completing the dossier was to take everything to the Taiwan consulate (TECO) in Atlanta (well, except for the IL marriage license...but we discovered that later) for certification.  TECO requires 1 complete set of photocopies.
Noelle helps me pack up the stack of paperwork to bring home "her baby"
Taipei Economic Cultural Office in Atlanta
We were in and out in under 30 minutes.  We filled out an application, showed our passports, paid our fee, handed over our documents, photocopies and the pre-paid FedEx return box.  We were told, "Paperwork done in 7 days".  That was Monday morning.  We had it in hand Friday afternoon!
A sticker like this was added to the back of each document to show that TECO had certified the document as authentic.  Very simple.  Very pretty.

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