March 8, 2011
We got word today that our Home Study is complete. That’s a huge step for a lot of reasons. Number one, they could have said no. Number two, we need it for all of the rest of the steps. The big one now is the I-600A form that goes to immigration. That could take the longest time to get back. It could be just a couple of weeks, but can take months. Meanwhile, we’ll be finishing up our dossier package. We went in for our second round of criminal background checks. Given the amount of background checks I’ve requested in the last couple of months, I must be on a list.
You know how kids sometimes don’t seem real until you’ve had the ultrasound? Maybe not for you, but that’s how it seems to work for me. Right now it feels like we’re adopting social workers and forms and government officials. I really can’t wait until they actually find us a son. We worry about probably normal things, like if they’ll actually find us one, if we’ll pass all of the requirements, and how long it will actually take. We haven’t even gotten to the good part of worrying about how he’s going to adjust to this family of weirdos he’s coming in to.
I get a little jealous that other people can post pictures and without them the blog just seems a little bland. Because of that, I’m including a cheesy picture we got recently at our church.