I wish I had some awesome amazing news about our adoption, but I only have moderately interesting news for this week. This blog will become the permanent home of all adoption news as I am suspending my other "Adoption Blog." I just don't have time to have for so many different blogging venues.
We are officially switching to a domestic adoption. Caring Adoptions is a lovely agency placing children out of the state of Texas. Why Texas, you may ask? Why not Texas?
But really, Caring Adoptions has an inter-state agreement with our current agency that allows us to adopt although we don't live in Texas.
Why are we not continuing the international adoption? Time, cost, travel requirements, and cost. Did I mention how expensive international adoptional has become? And Ethiopia now requires two trips for both adoptiong parents. Domestic Adoption is still going to cost us about as much as a new van, but it is way less expensive. And you can still donate to our adoption fund using the paypal button in the sidebar!
Why the heck is everything taking so long? Well, we have recently learned that all, and I mean ALL, of our paperwork was misplaced when our last coordinator became terminally ill. She became ill almost two years ago and we are just now learning this news. Hours and hours and thousands of dollars worth of work are apparently gone.
Time to stop the belly aching and move forward. The last week has found us running around to get State clearances, medical check-ups, TB tests, CPR classes, and various ID cards for presentation. A social worker comes on Saturday to update our homestudy. She probably has to redo it, since it was written rather poorly the first time, and the orignal has been misplaced.
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile! The kids are way excited, although we warn them it could be several years of waiting.
|I think it's a great idea because I really like little babies and because it's nice to make at least one person have a new home.|
|I think that it will be fun to adopt a baby because it would be fun to have a new baby.|
|I like it because we are getting a baby and I like babies.|
|I think that's going to be great and I like it because it's going to be a girl and that's going to be my baby sister!|
|Baby-shmaybee! Where's my milk bottle?|
Read more Quick Takes over at Conversion Diary!