Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Whoo hoo! It only took 64 days! Some people have been waiting over 100 days...there is no rhyme or reason. I feel so fortunate to have this so soon. I have now filled out and mailed off the 800 form. This is for the US government to specifically approve Henry's immigration to this country. In addition, I have been working all night long filling out our 4 Visa applications because China is changing its policy August 1. That policy could potentially stall our travel to adopt Henry. So, many tears and crumpled pages later, I feel like I finally have all of them completed correctly. I am so SICK of this paperwork stealing time away from my family. While they are upstairs playing and laughing, I am down here swaeting, swearing, crying and crumpling mass amounts of paper. I am frustrated and I am burned out. Yes, there is a sweet boy at the end of this rainbow, but the journey is so trying. I cannot explain this to anyone who has not gone through the process. It is of no use. I just smile and nod and say everyting is AOK when asked. But really....I am crashing....hard.


  1. I can majorly relate. The highest of highs and then....the crash. I'm sure you did all of the paperwork perfectly, but it is so darned confusing and there is so *much* of it. Aaaand...congrats on your LOA!!! Amazing news!!!

  2. Your paperwork is almost over, promise:)!! Congratulations on your LOA!