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 [...]

“All dressed up and nowhere to go”

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard the phrases "this has never happened before", "your case is special" or my favorite "Wow, I am going to have to research how to deal with this unique situation" I could fund 3 international adoptions.....or the space program. So we just heard that we [...]

Oh I thought the paperwork phase was done….My bad!

Well we have been in the midst of finishing up more paperwork, this time for the final approval and the 'go-ahead' to fly out to get our kids. As if 5 years of paperwork wasn't enough we are needing to repeat all that information in a nice little package that finally solidifies the fact that [...]

Waiting is hella hard….

So it has been a hot minute since we were officially approved by Peru to adopt the kids and we accepted quasi-graciously. The next step is to get the paperwork done for the USCIS to be allowed to travel to Peru to get them. The form is called Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an [...]