and still inundated with paperwork for our adoptions.
Yes, adoptions. Sounds like adoption #2 will more than likely pan out (not 100% sure) but our agency told us that although Rwanda is hoping to open up adoptions again (under new rules) all of us that are under the old rules, even with the regret letter, should be transferred to the new Ministry before the program reopens. In the case that I don’t get a referral before the country accepts dossiers, our file will still be “in line” and matched with children when they become available. So, I gave our agency here in MN the “go” to start renewing our homestudy.
ahhh… a little while later I got an email with an attachment of 14 documents. 14! And mind you, it’s all things that we have filled out before. It’s not my agency’s fault… at all, but it just amazes me how much bureaucratic junk we have to swim through. Adoption is a tricky thing, and frustrating too. I’ve been doing this for over 3 years. 3 years! If this second adoption does go through, or when the paperwork stops, I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself…
you know, other than finish my dissertation (which I should be writing right now, since I really want to get a good part done by thursday), not feel swamped with work (you know, since we have less time and MUCH more work this year… new class to teach and all), and of course (and most of all) play with my kiddos.
14??!!! Man oh man.