Rhonda and I spent a good part of the day finishing up several loose ends on our dossier (pronounced DOSS - ee - ay), the mound of paperwork required for the adoption.
We traveled 3 hours south to London, Ohio, to pick up the corrected BCI&I paperwork (the one mentioned in my previous post where they misspelled Rhonda's name).
Then off to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts for Step 2* for that form.
Then off to the Wood County Clerk of Courts to do Step 2* for the form the Notary forgot to sign (mentioned in the previous post).
*Every piece of paperwork for the dossier has four steps (at least in Ohio):
- County Seal (verification that the Notary's still a good guy)
- State Seal (verification of, well, we don't know what...maybe that the guy from the county who said the Notary is a good guy is a good guy too???)
- US State Seal (verification that the guy from the state who said the guy from the county who said that the notary is a good guy is also a good guy - or hmmm...maybe that Ohio hasn't secceeded to the Confederacy???)
We don't know. We just do what we're told.