Friday, May 26, 2006

Nothing New

Unfortunately I have nothing new to report. We had hoped we would have had a referral by now and have traveled and been back waiting for our second trip. I was told yesterday that the referral letters are coming and not to get upset. I really am not upset just a little disappointed. I was told that the internet is very slow there and sometimes it does not work at all (I am not sure if I believe this or not but we will find out when we finally get there). If there was one thing I learned last time around was that anything can and probably will happen in this crazy process plus nothing about having a baby has been easy for us so why should it start now. It's sad with all of the kids that need a home that it is so difficult to give them one.

Our case worker is over seas now trying to get things moving again. She is also checking on the summer camp that they have set up for families hoping to adopt and kids looking for a family. It is cool, they have this huge camp set up and families hoping to adopt went over seas to meet children and hopefully adopt them, I think it is very neat and I guess it is going very well, hopefully all of these children will find homes. It is for older kids that have a less likely chance of being adopted, that is the best thing about our agency they really care about the kids.

I pray everyday that God is going to bless us with a baby and hopefully soon. I hope next time I post I have some wonderful news to report.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

One Step Closer!

WOO WHO, we got our approval from our Government on Tuesday. I did call the office on Monday and the lady handling our case (Joy Thomas) would not even be nice and talk to me instead she sat in the background telling the lady I was on the phone with that she didn't take personal calls and told me her email. I was so mad, here this women has been harassing us for weeks about stupid stuff and now she won't even talk to me, first of all it was not a personal call, I am not her friend it was about business not when she got her hair done. So I ripped her off an email at 10:30 am on Monday, here it is Thursday night and the BI--H still has not responded to me. Nice to see my $685 is being well spent for this lady to sit around and do nothing. I wonder if she will ever respond, I won't hold my breath.

Ok enough of that, we still have not got a referral. I am getting a little frustrated but trying to remember that there are so many ups and downs with IA and we are after all dealing with a different country. Come on our own Government is a joke and take their sweet time doing things. I am still hoping by next week, we'll see.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Well Maybe!

OK, I do not want to get excited because I know what can happen but I was told that my agency should be getting some referrals on May 10th. I won't hold my breath but for the first time since we started round 2 of our adoption journey I was a little excited :) Maybe we will be able to travel by the end of the month after all. There are some Russian holidays taking place right now and we got caught up in them. I am going to do some research and find out what the celebration is for, I want to be able to teach our baby as much about their heritage as I can.

Unfortunately I have no new news about our approval from our government besides that it will be 3 month on May 7th since they cashed our check and that our fingerprints are now good for 2 less months. I will call on Monday if it is not here by then because they said do not contact our office unless it has been longer than 3 months(could they sound more like a snob) well on Monday it will be 3 months and 1 day. We applied Feb 3 (paper's in office)for our new approval, on March 26th our old approval expired there is no reason this is all taking so long and them harassing me about paper's that they already have, ERRRRRRRR it makes me mad!

Any ways, hopefully I will be able to write that we have a baby on the way!!!!!!