I will save you the pain of attaching The Pointer Sisters video for the above song, just know that it is playing on loop in my head right now! WE GOT OUR HOMESTUDY!!!!!!! Sweet relief! I was being somewhat patient for the first time, and then not so much. I finally broke down and called our agency yesterday thinking that I could find out if there was a problem, if it was in transit, or if I was just being incredibly impatient. Turns out, they mailed it over a week ago. Um, wait--I already told all of you this in a previous post. Ok, well, the darn thing still didn't show up today. I called the woman who now owns our condo to find out if she has seen it, by any chance. WELL, SHE HAD IT! She said she would be home for about 20 minutes, and I hung up and rushed out the door. I was there in just over 5! :) I am starting the ball on state certification, TOMORROW! So, what's next you ask? Well, I need to have a couple of things state certified, and by all accounts, that shouldn't take long. Then, we send off ALL of our paperwork (dossier), which is basically a lengthy application which will go to Ethiopia to support our adoption request. Once it is all sent it and our agency checks it over to make sure everything is in order, we will officially be on the wait list! Wahoo!!!!! We will simultaneously file with US Immigration as an advance petition for our child to be given a visa. So close, I can taste it!
If you think I was impatient now, the real waiting hasn't even begun. Buckle up people, it's going to be a bumpy ride, and I for one, am ok with that fact. Today anyway :P
Standing on his Own Two Feet
1 week ago