Friday, January 29, 2010

More Work to Do...

I was so excited today because our homestudy is almost done, and I had just got in touch with my last reference. (I thought we needed 3 reference letters.) But I found out later in the day that we need 5! Arrgg! Now we have to harass more friends to hurry up & write the letters and send them in! And on top of that, one of the reference letters got lost in mail! And it was only going from one city to the next! It's always something!

It also seems like everything wants to break ever since we buckled down with adopting. First the washing machine, then my car. Then Al's (my hubby) car. I feel like the devil is throwing everything he's got at us! Jubilee (a revival-type meeting at my old church) couldn't have come at a better time this year! I was only able to make it to one night, but it sure did help me!

My daughter was allowed to tell a friend about her prospective brother & sister for the first time today. She was so excited! But her friend wasn't really impressed. I think it hurt my little girl's feelings. :( She's been having to keep it to herself so long that she thought it should be front page news! Maybe next time...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Five Down, Six to Go...

Well, our dossier is almost halfway done! We have now collected 5 of the 11 items on the list! I feel like a kid on a scavenger hunt! All we have left is to get a few forms notarized and get our local police clearance!

Everything for the dossier has to be notarized. But I must say that everyone I have talked to (the doctor, my husband's employer, our banks, Greenville County Schools office...) has been so helpful in sending me what I need. Even though it's not a routine request.

I am just dying to get everything done & sent in! I know the waiting time is going to be long enough, so I'm trying to at least get my part done as quick as possible!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Where We Are Now...

This week we began compiling our Dossier! Hopefully it won't take too long. Always the optimist. Unfortunately I don't have a best friend who happens to be a notary public. (But I am taking applications for that position.) We also had to apply for yet another copy of our birth certificates. I should've ordered a case of them in the beginning! I feel like by the time this is over with half of the population will own a copy of my birth certificate!

Friday, January 22, 2010

In the Beginning...........

Well, this is the story. My husband and I have been talking about adopting for the last couple of years. We already have a beautiful 9 year old daughter, and are planning to add a couple more to the crew through adoption. Not that I have anything against the good old fashioned way. We are just taking a different route.

So, the process started. I have begun to realize that people don't like to talk about adoption. When you announce that you are pregnant, people squeal with excitement and ask lots of questions. When you announce you are adopting, people look at you funny and the only question they have is "why". That's why I've resorted to telling my story to imaginary people online. God bless the internet!