Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Paperchase

The phase of the adoption process where you collect everything you need for your dossier is called the "paperchase." It involves collecting original documents from birth and marriage certificates to physical exams and labs to clearances from your local PD department. Once you collect the documents, each has to go to the MA Secretary of State to be authenticated. After that's done, all of the papers take a trip to Washington, DC where they are authenticated by the US Secretary of State, and then again at the Chinese Embassy.

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