Note to Self: “Peace Begins when Expectation Ends”-Chinmoy

A week, that is all it has been! One WEEK! A full one at that. We landed in Lima last Sunday at 1am. I am always amazed at how much I feel a sense of belonging while I'm in the air, either going to the States or coming to Peru. I read a book about [...]

And just like that….We have permission to travel!!

27k for 5 year adoption process, 2k in plane tickets, 10k still on reserve for the in-country process, knowing that we are days away from meeting our kids.....PRICELESS. Uhmm no, its actually 39k, cause I can do simple math. Ok so the feeling of meeting them OF COURSE is priceless but heck no, we have [...]

Light at the end of the tunnel, maybe?

A week ago we finally received the approval to our I-800 document, this is the document that is sent to the U.S Embassy in Peru. My in-country representative will then submit a visa application to a Consular Officer (this part has already been done). The Consular Officer will review the children's information and evaluate them [...]

New Year, same anxious me!

So its 2019! And you know what we don't have? Our kids! The mistake that Customs and Immigration made has cost us a month in delay and of course it took us right into the government shut down. Now I heard that fee-for-service-activities within the department continue as normal, however, the process is slow because [...]

Universe: “Last call for not adopting” Me: “You don’t tell me what to do”

We are nothing if not 'consistent'. As with every step of our process, there was also a problem with our 1-800 paperwork. Because, why not, we are this close already, why not another obstacle. Apparently, we didn't sent the correct amount for payment. As in, we actually sent a check when we didn't owe anything [...]