Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No news is....No news

Well since the beginning of the month when we turned in all our adoption paperwork and reviewed our home study, not much has really changed.

I got a receipt from the USCIS department of the government that they received our I600A application. Not so much big news except that the agency was able to get our home study approved by the State of Colorado in time to send in our application before the November 23rd fee increase deadline. This is something I appreciate very much! Any time we can save on fees, it is a win.

I could go on a rant how they spelled our names wrong, first and last, how they spelled Wagon in our address as Wujen and how it is not that easy to get through to the Department of Homeland Security to correct such things....but I won't. I actually ended the day talking with someone very helpful, found out they have a separate department for adoptions and that department responds within minutes, so thus far I am impressed with them.

We will see how far that impressed feeling lasts through this process. :)

So no news. We could be sent a child to review any day but the "two week or sooner" time frame I was told has already come and gone. So we sit. And wait.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Let's get moving!

So tonight we got to review our home study. It is so weird to read a 17 page document that sums up your life, your spouse's life, your life together, your mental capabilities and well being as well as your parenting style. Who knew that could be done in 17 pages?

I must say that our social worker summed us up pretty nicely. Had a lot of nice things to say about us and our parenting style (and how adorable the child we parent is). So I feel better. Also a lot to make me realize how much I have struggled with things in life and came through a better person for (and how much I appreciate my mom for getting me through those). It is funny the things that I don't even remember talking to her about that came into a document that will seal my fate of getting my next child.

Now we wait for the Home Study to be approved by the State and sent to be translated. Then it will be sent to Haiti and hopefully we can be matched. I wish I had a timeline for that but everything works in its own time. And to cut down on frustration and me going crazy, I have decided to sit back and hope that it all turns out faster and better than I expect. I am turning in the rest of our dossier tomorrow so we are done with our part. It is now in the hands of the agency, the State of Colorado, Immigration and Haiti. And God. Let's not forget the most important hands of all.

So hopefully in good time, we will have answers. Photos. A baby to worry about and pray for every day and fight to get home to our family as soon as possible.