Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Paper Chase

I made a mistake. I misunderstood a step in the adoption and am going to pay the consequences!  I knew that we had a file that needed to be renewed by mid-summer but I thought it was an easy file (ie. signature, maybe notarized etc.) not a challenging file (ie. homestudy, fingerprints, background check, physicals etc.) 

There is a big difference in the amount of work between those two files!   I am kicking myself because we had plenty of notification but I sat on it because I misunderstood what file needed to be updated.  UGH. I hate being an idiot.

We are on operation Fitz Blitz over here until we get through all this paperwork.  We only have a couple weeks to complete so we really need to motor. 

Now, before you get all excited about future Fitz's I want to manage expectations-- this does not mean that we have an adoption coming through.  It just keeps in the program and on the wait list.

Realistically speaking, we will not be bringing another child into our home this calendar year.  In fact, it's been such a long process that I am starting to feel like it will never happen!  I know that's pessimistic, but right now it just feels like a big 'ol black hole that sucks up all this time (paperwork) and money (um. money).  The longer this goes on the less connected I feel to our future little boy and the reason why we are doing all this in the first place. 

Regardless, wish us luck in the next couple weeks as we navigate the finer intricacies of US Immigration.


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