Last week we officially sent in all our documents for the dossier to be once again Sealed by another government agency. This process is almost hysterical. There are so many seals, stamps of approval, notarizations and signatures on these papers that the actual documents themself are hard to read.
After sending in our documents to the U.S. Embassy in Washington D.C., we received a voicemail from our agency stating that we are missing something. Ok, seriously? How could we be missing something? We have been going at this for 10 months and we’re still needing something else?
I have to just pause here…. and laugh….
Since we already sent our paperwork to the U.S. Embassy in DC, this makes it extremely difficult to get any additions or amendments done to our dossier. This morning turned into a ridiculous run around. Drew must have made 25 calls within a 40 minute period. He was talking like a mad man, trying to figure out how this could have happened and what we need to do to take care of it. After 12 emails, 13 calls to the Courrier, 5 calls to our agency, 2 emails and a voicemail with our Homestudy agency, we think that everything will be ok.
When all the madness settled down, Drew had a meeting to go to. Before he left, I thanked him for all the work he did for us this morning. As he was leaving he turned around and said, “It’s Family”… he smiled, closed the door and walked out to his next venture. I nearly cried (again) when that word came off his lips. We are learning what it means to be a family. Learning that we would do anything to make it ok. No… we don’t have a picture or a name, but we love that child so much we would do anything to bring them home.
Isn’t that family? You would do anything for each other, and when you’re missing something, you’ll run around like a crazy person to make it all ok.