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Paper Chase

Got papers? The process began in late August 2003.  We had to apply to our agency,  Christian World Adoption, and start the process  with the INS, which is now called the BCIS.  While waiting on a

In the Beginning

The beginning of our story starts with a long beginning. From the moment we miraculously resolved our ongoing discussion over having a fourth child, the solution became easy: we would adopt. Within days we were registered with an experienced international adoption agency, and had mentally committed to reams of bureaucratic paperwork ("a day in the life" at my job), and a trip to Guatemala.