Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

vent, rant, scream, spit

**** just a disclaimer...this post is only meant to make sense to other adoptive Mama's, If you have no idea what I am talking about you most likely haven't adopted......yet (whatcha waiting for :) )

I dislike this new H@gue Plague paperwork process very much, it is not my very favorite thing, not at all. I narrowly escaped it the last two times around and now I feel like paperwork karma is biting me in the rear. It makes me sweat, it makes my skin crawl, it makes my brain hurt, it makes me not the nicest person to be around. In all this waiting we do it is hard to believe that it is our government that makes the red-tape adoption process so unbearable. Seriously if you happen to have any family situation out of the norm (like a 17 yr old son living abroad, soon to be an adult male living in our home) all of the sudden no one knows how to handle your paperwork. I have asked 3 government officers the same question and received 3 different answers about how to proceed. I have a feeling I am going to have to settle into this confusion real early on... it aint gonna be purdy :) I am vowing now not to stress the waiting this time around, I've got a few things going on to keep me busy... Anyone want to sign up to remind me of this in a few months?

10 comments:

Afamily4Him said...

I will sign up...sense not that long ago you told me to chill on the stressing ;)

Cheri said...

One step at a time. Deal with the 18 year old situation when that time comes since no one seems to know what to do. I'm sorry you don't have answers. I know the frustrations.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

See I am going to be dealing with the same thing!!!! Take note as to how it works for you because I will be asking soon..

Sorry I can't come the the BLOOM party.
: (

Kristi said...

Oh sweet (NOT) H@gue process...
I survived it this go round, though it did frustrate me to no end. I'm quite certain that explains the new grey hairs on my head. Well, H@ague or my son, that's up in the air.
Wish I had some advice about the almost 18 year old. I do have a friend though who had a 17 turning 18 year old as she was completing her paperwork last year. I'd be happy to put you in touch with her if you still need answers.
Praying for your sanity!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Well I'm right there with you right now, Amy, as we're waiting on our TA....the Dragon Boat Festival has put us on a slow boat to China (compared to what I wanted anyway).

We had an 18 year old living in the household, which was extra paperwork, but he wasn't living abroad. I can see where that kind of complicates things. I'll say a pray for everything to go smoothly. Hang in there. Keep busy! :)

Have a great day!
Tammy

Jennifer Barbee said...

Oh Amy, now you know why I had 1000 questions for you and Xiaoqing!!! (and I didn't even have the situation you have with C) Hang in there......

Angie said...

A,

Yes, we both escaped the dreaded Hague Plauge before, remember how simple and easy being an I-600 fam was? And now, I sympathize for you having to go through all the extra paperwork and now dealing with the situation of Collin being 1000's of miles away, and needing paperwork done! BIG HUGS to you!
Hopefully things will come together for you! Love ya!

Gretchen said...

I did Hague, but I forgot your son wasn't here to be "interviewed" and all of the million billion gazillion other things he needs to be here for during your paper chase. Praying it goes through the FIRST time.

Jen said...

Amy,
First I am so excited for you, again. Did you try asking Courtney K. on RQ. She knows the answers to everything or at least how to get them. She helped me through the Hague paperwork many times.

The Sharp Family said...

Just remember that I am right beside you in this paperwork mess!!!!!! UGH!!!!!!