Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Waiting Place...

  • The Waiting Place…

  • for people just waiting.
    Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
    Or a plane to go or the mail to come
    Or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
    Or the snow to snow, or waiting around for a Yes or No
    Or waiting for their hair to grow.
  • Everyone is just waiting.
  • No! That’s not for you!

Well, I believe Dr. Seuss is right that the waiting place is not for us. We have been here for quite some time and I know that even when we escape to that place where banners are flying, we will find ourselves in the waiting place again and again.

We thought and were told that our Homestudy would be complete and in hand over a month ago. Our social worker is fantastic. He has been a social worker for many years but is new to international adoptions. Our homestudy has been reviewed and sent back to be reformatted or have items added 3 times now. Each time adds a week. We waiting on our completed homestudy to file our I-600a form and compile our registration dossier and our court dossier.
I spoke to our placing social worker yesterday and received some good news. We do NOT have to wait for our "Golden Ticket" from USCIS or have our court dossier completed in order to receive our first travel date :) :)

We do need our homestudy... *sigh*... and we need to compile our registration dossier. Once that is translated, we get to take our first trip and, for the first time, see the sweet face of our daughter across the globe.

It may not seem like a huge milestone but it was a glimmer of good news and progress that we so needed. With any luck we will not be waiting on our homestudy for to much longer and we will not be waiting too much longer to meet our Vika.

Hopefully our next update will be within the next week telling you that we have our homestudy in hand :)

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