Timelines Don’t Mean Diddly.

In the adoption world, an agency will often be kind enough to tell you the “average” wait for the given steps of your process.  As a parent, you will ultimately obsesses over those timelines and wonder what could possibly be going wrong when your wait extends over that average.  I’m self-aware enough to know this…

Honestly…

it’s getting REALLY hard to wait for our kids.  I’m waiting for a dumb little piece of paper now with fingerprint appointment times on it.  Then we’ll wait for a dumb little piece of paper from the U.S. saying that we have approval to adopt the two we’ve already set our hearts on.  I have…

In a Constant State of Readiness…

I’m ready to go back. I miss GhanaGirl (and all the other kids in Ghana). So, I’m ready to go now. And, like eternal optimists, we live in a constant state of readiness. Well, maybe it’s semi-readiness. I have all the rest of the donations I’ve collected for the First Aid Station and Hospital stacked…

Mini-Panic Attack (maybe # 2 1/2?).

So, I’m just going to keep posting about ALL the mistakes we’ve made with our dossier in the hopes that they will help someone else in the future. I don’t know who, but maybe someone. I got a call during GigantoBaby’s birthday party. I wouldn’t have answered, but we were cutting up cake, my phone…

Panic Attack– Numero Dos.

I’m going to make a label on my blog for these panic attacks. That way anyone who comes to view this blog and learn about our adoption can feel assured that they are totally normal, or they can see how crazy I am. Either way is educational . Yesterday after the whole UPS Store fiasco,…

The First (of many) Panic Attack.

Just took my documents to the UPS Store (see post below). Got home to check my email for a tracking number to arrive. As I’m looking through old emails I pull up the email with the address of the family that has kindly volunteered to tote our dossier over. Hmmm…that doesn’t look like the same…