Saturday, January 16, 2010

Where oh, where are you?

Ok, I just noticed the little map gadget on my sidebar has people reading this blog from various places all over the world.

DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM? (I think I did actually squeal out loud....)

But, now I'm just dumbfounded?  I mean, who really is interested in my silly ramblings and boring paperwork updates?

Anyhow, I am DYING to meet you all. I have been reading all the comments of other people's blogs and clicking any person's links that I can in order to find other families that are adopting or have adopted (most particularly from Mexico). Ok, it really is bordering on stalking, but all for a good cause!

So, please, leave me a comment. Say hello! Tell me if you are adopting (from Mexico or some other place), have already adopted,  or you are just a person strangely interested in ramblings about paperwork. And tell me as much info about yourself as you feel comfortable. I'm like a sponge soaking up any morsel of information (ok, I like to mix metaphors!).

Here's the latest on the paperwork front....
Psychological report is done. A medical doctor has confirmed that we are not lunatics or psychotic. All my friends and family may beg to differ, but it's right there in print. Even notarized for officiality.  SO, HA!

After a month of phone calls and emails, and finally a slightly nasty phone call to a certain person's boss, I finally have the necessary letter from our insurance company stating our adopted children will have health coverage. I HATE that the only way to get some people to follow through with things is to get nasty. Customer service really stinks sometimes.  But, once I went to the bosses, I had my letter notarized and in the mail in 2 hours.... sigh.

The homestudy is in the process of being written as we speak. Hopefully. She said it'd be done in a week and a half, but so far I've not gotten any indication of how things are progressing. I'm praying that it will be done this week!

THEN, once we have that completed and notarized,  we can send in our I-800A to immigration. This is the paperwork petitioning the US government to allow us to adopt internationally. I haven't heard any recent news on how long the USCIS is taking to approve people but our social worker said 2 months. During that time, we'll be assembling our dossier- the stack of paperwork that requires lots of pretty gold stickers to certify that they are authentic, that then gets sent to the Mexican Government.


  1. I had so much fun finalizing our paperwork. We had it notarized and had it MD certified with all of the pretty gold stickers! Making a fun, family day out of Annapolis is a neat idea! And of course, visit Chicks restaurant when you're down there. Such a pretty city to visit. Exciting news, Tiffany!

  2. Hi! I just found your site! Going through the process is crazy! But worth every bit of craziness, nail biting, prayers, sleepless nights, crying spells, all of it is worth it! I promise. Keeping you in my prayers!


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