Thursday, May 21, 2009
How is the Adoption Going?
This is my last week at work before summer and so the conversations go with coworkers who are moving on to different places for the following school year. A couple times the question of "How is the adoption going?" has come up. My answer is never simple. I try to explain that I am hopeful, that we are open to gender and age under 3, but that we really can't pinpoint a timeline and that this process is very different from our last adoption experience. I have been feeling a bit more anxious as of late, since the Ministry in Rwanda who approves families for adoption put into requirement three new procedures. I think that the requirements make complete sense and if I was a country official responsible for approving parents to adopt children I would want the same information. The only hard part of it is that our dossier has already been in Rwanda for 6 weeks today. And so it goes, the new forms are in the mail today to our agency. They will need to get certified in D.C. and approved at the Rwanda Embassy and then they will be off to meet our other documents in Rwanda. I did speak with our agency coordinator today and he was reassuring regarding our "case" as the state of CO does conduct a thorough home study. Of course as a expectant mom I am still worried. So please pray for our case and for the Ministry's office in Rwanda who has the very difficult job of looking over all the paperwork and deciding the outcome of each family.