Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Road Blocks & Detours

Since starting this paper chase once again, we have truly hit a zillion road blocks & detours...along with a ton of "other" things that have come up. Within the next few days, our social worker will again be sending in another unapproved home study (this is now #5 if you are all keeping track) for our agency to review. Our agency contacted us (and our social worker) late Monday evening with once again changes that need to be made to #4. I am truly hanging on by my finger nails at this point! It has been over 3 months...YES OVER THREE MONTHS...since we received our PA for our Benjamin. You know how hard it is to answer questions from love ones who think you have it all "wrapped up" and are just waiting to travel! It totally sucks to have to explain to them that we are STILL working on our home study report (the same home study report we "thought" was going to be completed by June). I know that eventually we will get an approved home study, that we will get our 797C clearance and that we will finally have a log in date, but right now, it just seems like there is no light at the end of this tunnel.

Seeing how this is such a downer post, I just have to post some photos of the girls to bring on a smile (at least to my face)! Hope you all are having a better week than I am.

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5 comments:

sara said...

Oh, sweet sister - I am so sorry that there has been so many road blocks in getting your home study! I am praying that you get an update on Benjamin VERY soon, to give you some HOPE, to remind you of his handsome face!

Theis Family said...

It does seem crazy to me that since you already had a HS for Annabelle it should be a piece of cake...oh well as long as people are involved there will be problems. Hang in there and remember that God is good and in control even when it doesn't seem so....PS your girls hair cuts are precious..as they are too! Praying for you all; for a quick update and faster paperwork. Hugs and kisses to you all Love Jennifer and family

Heather Thompson said...

I am so very sorry for the ridiculous hs road blocks! Glad you went ahead and sent the other paperwork for certification/verification, at least that part will be done. I sent my entire dossier to CCAI without one page too and then had the last page sent from the Chinese Consulate to CCAI.
Your girls are so beautiful and their haircuts are adorable!
Hang in there! Heather (FL) PS- I didn't get any update on my son until I paid for an update/pic's from Ladybugsnlove. I got pics from both in the same week:) many were duplicates but still great to get.

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with paperwork. Darn it!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so sorry that this process has been so difficult for you guys. You must be beside yourself because it is all stuff that you cannot control.....so frustrating!!

Those pictures brought a big old smile to my face.....precious girls!!

Hugs,

Lisa