After months of reading adoption blogs like it's my job, I've decided to enter the world of blogging myself. I've learned so much about international adoption through reading blogs and now I hope that someone can learn about adoption through mine, too! I also thought friends and family would be interested in the updates of our adoption.
So according to the ticker at the bottom of the page, we have been working on our adoption for 2.5 months, which is hard for me to believe, because it feels like we have been in this process for at least 6 months (which should give you a little insight as to how patient I am). Over the past 2.5 months, we have successfully: applied to an agency, completed our homestudy, found out some interesting facts about our agency, switched to a very small agency in a far-away state, completed tons of new paperwork for new agency, applied to immigration, and most recently have been working on compiling our dossier (for those of you who are unfamiliar with adoption lingo, a dossier is a fancy word for more paperwork).
Right now we are patiently awaiting the arrival of the coveted I171-H from USCIS. Our mail has been on hold for a week while we were at the beach, but I told Marc to make sure it's scheduled to be delivered on Saturday (as in yesterday). Yesterday I was itching to get home from the beach (even though the weather was beautiful) because I was really hoping for it to be in the mail. As soon as we pulled into the driveway I ran to the mailbox, which was empty. Empty?!?! After a few words of profanity, I check online only to discover that someone scheduled the next delivery date for next Saturday. So tomorrow morning I will be going to the post office, with the hopes that our document will be there!!!