There is a new "boss" for adoption dossiers in the Ministry of Interior (Me. Guignard is still the main boss) so expect some changes because there are always changes...
Today I learned that one of the new requirements is that any Archive (those are done for birth certificates, death certificates and for the adoption decrees) have to be authenticated by the Justice Ministry. This is because MOI does not trust that the signature on the Archive documents to be the signature of the Director of Archives.
I am going back today to check that this has to be done just for the Adoption Archive or also for the birth and death certificate Archives too.
No matter what, this will add more time to the process... I told the people in MOI that soon the process will take so long that the kids will be 18 years old by time the adoptions are done.