That has been my life for the past three or so years. I don't know which is more annoying... the hurrying or the waiting.... well, probably the waiting. After receiving our legals we needed to make some copies of other required documents, sign a bunch of papers, obtain ANOTHER note from our doctor stating that our health hadn't changed (our doctor is about 1/2 hour away from my house), write yet another check, and drop everything back off at our agency (about 45 minutes from our house). I am so sick of driving around and rushing to get things signed and organized and the stress involved in that. Then, after dropping all of the stuff off, I get to sit back and wait. Wait for someone somewhere to do their job and HOPE that they do it quickly. I keep telling myself that we are almost there... almost done with the paperwork... almost done with the stress of "adopting"... almost done with waiting... almost done with this whiplash of stop and go.Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is both wonderful and frustrating at the same time.
Adoption will always be part of our lives. Even with the stress, pain, tears, and endless paperwork... I still think it is a beautiful thing and would do it again in a heart beat. We truly are blessed that we have the opportunity to adopt and am madly in love with our daughter. However, I am really ready for the "we are adopting" phase to be over and anxious for us to just be a family.
I am told it should take a week or two for approval from the county probate court and then our I600 can be filed with Immigration (USCIS). We will then wait for immigration approval.