Whew! The paperwork fun continues! I called our agency yesterday, (whom I love by the way) to make sure they had all the necessary paperwork and nothing was outstanding. As our case worker opened our file she noticed we did not complete the recent update! Huh? We were confused because we did complete a recent update for our updated home study, new medicals, new fingerprints, new employment letters etc etc etc….. How could we possibly need new medicals again (notarized), new good conduct letters from the local police (notarized), new financials (notarized), etc etc….. AHHHHH- So of course with us being so close now, we don’t want something like missing paperwork to slow things down. Needless to say, we have been running around, making calls, and doing whatever we can to get this done quickly! We have since learned that the home study is a separate update from our agency update, so the papers/forms have to be originals for both. Things slowed so much for so long that this wasn’t a necessary step, now that things are moving…..it is back in place and all families have to complete it.
Although this is taking a lot longer than we ever anticipated, we know it will all be worth it in the end. All the tireless nights gathering the mounds and mounds of paperwork. All the trips to Charlotte to get fingerprints and background checks. All the people you have to inconvenience along the way for letters of reference, donations and support. All the hours you spend on the phone to gather more information for your HUGE mounds! All the emails, calls and texts into our fabulous agency (West Sands Adoptions) with a thousand and one questions!:-) We now know it WILL all be worth it, as it is finally becoming full circle! We hope and pray everyday that we receive the best gift this Holiday Season!
More to come….