Friday, July 8, 2011

The Update

When you begin the adoption process you have lots of ideas flowing in your minds about time lines, references, fundraising and a surplus of what you imagine you future child to be like. After receiving our orientation packet and doing our home study call and DRC (dossier run through call) we had one idea of a timeline: quick.

Well just like how fundraisers don't pan out and your images of your child change; our timeline changed. Our life went through some really big and unexpected changes during the paperwork process. These changes caused lots of paperwork delays and do-overs. It was discouraging to say the least.

Our ball, though, keep rolling and is almost at the point of the wait list. Today Gabe and I will drive to Austin to have our power of attorney authenticated. Tomorrow all but two pieces of our dossier will be mailed out to Portland: UPS 2 day delivery!

A huge weight feels lifted knowing we're almost done. With all the redone paper work, extra visits and phone calls and more fees; the disheartening feeling is finally lifting. I despise that it took us this long to get here. But I'm glad we're finally here.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end: it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will sure come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. - Habakkuk 2:3


Amy said...

So excited for you to make it on the list! You have been waiting a long time to get here :)

Alison said...

YaY!!!! So excited that ya'll are so close to the waitlist!!!