Tears, of course, are obvious. I have already shed many. Happy tears, sad tears, scared tears. I am sure frustration tears will come around many times as well.
Paperwork....In the next 2 years Rob and I will fill out more paperwork about ourselves, our lives, and our intentions for the agency, our Government and the Haitian government then we will ever fill out for anything before or after this. The paperwork involved in anything (even in this electronic age) is overwhelming, but this will epic. :)
Benjamins. Ok, added that in to be funny. Let's face it. Adoption is expensive. Many fees are paid to the above agencies and governments. It isn't a cheap. And it is one of those things you must joke about or it will create a lot of those frustration tears. :)
But with all that being said, it is all worth every moment, every stroke of the pen and every penny. What it will bring in the end is something that will be such a blessing, we won't remember how our hand cramped filling out our dossier. Or that we have to stop eating take out. It won't matter. What we will have will be worth more than any of that.