The spectrum of emotions.

Have you ever heard adoption described as a rollercoaster?  Totally cliche, but totally true.  It’s smooth sailing one minute and then a life changing drop comes along the next second.  I’ve never felt that more then now.  This process is becoming so difficult and unpredictable, that I’m afraid to say it…I feel a little like giving up…

APPROVAL!!!

Dear FPD/FPM: This is to inform you that the I-600 Petitions filed for GhanaGal and GhanaGuy have been reviewed and approved.   The case files have since been forwarded to our Consular Section at post.  You will be contacted by the Consular Section on the procedure to be followed, to enable you obtain visas for your adopted…

Got it.

FINALLY!!!  The last piece of paperwork that we need has been submitted to the embassy courtesy of another mom who fought REALLY hard to get it there.  Seriously, we joked that the only thing she hadn’t encountered yet was a goat stampede.  Can you imagine the nightly news?  “And in breaking news goats have stormed…

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

“The paperwork will be ready tomorrow”.  This is like my daily wake up call.  So, if the paperwork really isn’t ready tomorrow I will be boarding the next flight to Ghana.  In Ghana I will be forced to wait until it is ready, which means I have no idea when I’ll be coming back.  I…

Disappointment.

We knew we were waiting for a correction on the death certificate of the kid’s father.  His Ghanaian name was used instead of his Christian name.  I understand why they need this corrected.  All the other documents have his Christian name on them, how would they know this is the same man that is discussed…

I feel so loved. Thank you.

Since I declared a little “radio silence” to anything regarding the “A” word (shhh…adoption), I have had so many cards and emails telling me to hang in there.  I just wanted to say thank you.  I also had some people send a little gift.  Thank you.  Your gift will be going to William’s Infirmary and…

Roses are Red…

Violets are Blue, I have some sweet friends, but I won’t tell you who… It might embarrass her.  Remember my lemon bouquet?  That bouquet came three weeks before our Bubbly arrived.  I mentioned my pattern of despair yesterday.  I’m right on target again.  I’m hoping the GhanaDuo is about three-four weeks away from a homecoming,…

There comes a time (AGAIN)…

I wrote this on July 6, 2009.  This was exactly 30 days before Bubbly entered our home.  Let’s hope that we’re 30 days away from another homecoming.  In the meantime, here is a excerpt from that day… There comes a time in every adoption where you get physically weary. I remember it happening with every…

Make it happen.

So, we need an amended death certificate for the GhanaDuo’s father.  It might take a week or two to get to the embassy.  In the meantime, they have promised me they are still “reviewing” our file, which is a step in the right direction, last time they told me they couldn’t work on it AT…

A dad.

I downloaded all of FPDs pics tonight, all 181 of them.  Apparently, our GhanaGal likes to take pics.  A lot of of pics of the road signs and the backs of peoples heads as they ride in the tro-tro.  But, she did get a few good ones of FPD.  As I’m scrolling through the pics,…