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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Paperwork, paperwork.....

And more paperwork. So when I first started reading the blogs of other people who had adopted from Ethiopia I noticed a trend. Everyone was complaining about all of the paperwork that was involved in getting registered with the agencies and getting their dossiers in. (Once the dossier is completed that is when you are officially on the wait list for a referral.)

Well when the information packet actually came from WHFC my initial thought was that this didn't look so bad. Nothing I couldn't handle. Well then the delay with the background check happened and since it was the holidays, we just backed off for the moment. Now that the background check is finally back and I'm back on paper duty, I feel like every time I look at the list of required documents, there is something new. Seriously, it is like some sort of special paper out of a Harry Potter book. New items just magically appear. And every new thing that pops up of course requires notarization. My favorite though is the document that had to be notarized, then sent to the state, to be authenticated. Basically a special notarizing of the original notary.

And of course our medicals will be out of date as of February 7th, so if we don't get the homestudy done by then, we have to go back to the doctor again. I actually don't know if this would involve a whole new doctor's appointment or if we could just go back to the notary and have her update her notarizing...

I will be so happy when the paperwork is all done and I can just sit back, have a drink and wait. That middle part there, that is what makes this still better than having one on my own. I can have a martini when I am ready to pull my hair out!!!!!!! People tend to frown on that if you're pregnant.

Hey, by the way, if you happen to be reading this and have any comments, please feel free to leave them. It's always good to hear what everyone has to say.

2 comments:

Christie said...

I'm here! I'm still reading!

Christie said...

Oh, you asked for a comment. I'm very glad to hear you're not a danger. I was feeling a little vulnerable when you became hungry so now I feel at ease knowing you won't hurt me.