Wednesday, July 23
Our Paperwork Is Expiring
Just received an e-mail today from our adoption agency reminding us that our I171H (permission from the US government to adopt an orphan) will be expiring in a little over a month. This required and very expensive piece of paper is good for 18 months. Thankfully we get one "free" extension. However, we will still need to pay $400 for a homestudy update through our social worker and all new supporting documents (letters from our employers, letters from our doctor, financial statements, police clearances, references, etc.). Looks like I am back to making phone calls and appointments. UGH. The kicker is that this new I171H will expire as well. I know that we will not receive a referral and travel within the next 18 months. I really don't know why I am doing this!!!!!! However, our social worker and agency advise that we keep everything up to date. I am going to play by the rules, continue to jump through hoops, cross my T's and dot my i's, and hopefully one day we will bring our daughter home.