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Adoption Journey "Must Haves"

Let me tell you a little secret about adoption.  It is wildly unpredictable!  Just the time you think you have it figured out and you know what to expect, you don’t.  And when you think there couldn’t possibly be another difficult question for you to consider, you’ll get a call or an email from your agency, or your social worker, or a random friend or relative that will spin you around and leave you dazed and confused. That just happened to us….again!  In the midst of my blogging about the weight of the waiting, the timeline, the decisions, and all of that, we were notified by our agency that Haiti has made some changes to their quota for dossiers, and that as a result, our wait time just increased another six months!  Our dossier, now on its way to Chicago, has several steps before it is legalized and ready for submission, which is okay because it may not be able to be officially submitted to Haiti until as late as October!  Our agency sent out an email to all dossier building famil…

The Waiting Game

The Weight of the Waiting This is one very overdue blog post.I’ve tried to write it several times but the timing wasn’t right.Truth be told, I’m not sure it is now either, but I need to write for my own sanity, so here goes my best shot. Today is the third day of February, 2015.It seems like forever ago that we started this blog, and even longer since we accepted the call to take a faith journey into adoption.So much has changed, and so much remains the same.And I’m afraid that will be how it is for the foreseeable future as we have completed the paper chase and we are now joining many others ahead of us in the very long cycle of waiting.Painful, dreadful, awful waiting. The heaviness of the wait is sometimes more than we can bear, and yet, it’s unbelievable that we’ve already come this far and that this much time has passed. When I told my friend “Auntie Joy“that we were adopting, she said she wasn’t particularly surprised to hear it, and then she described adoption as a pregnancy of th…