Sunday, December 07, 2008

Paperwork FUN

Really, I am serious, this is kind of fun. I am a list maker, and SO enjoy checking things off my list. So this kind of stuff is just made for my personality. For those of you who have adopted, you know what the paperchase is all about, but for those that haven't, it is a list maker's dream. Gladney has been careful to make sure to give us many, many, many lists to check off, recheck, rip up, make a new copy, spill coffee on, lose, make a new copy, check off some more....

I am seriously exhilarated to be making some progress in this process. And, yes, so far the rumors are true: Second time around is easier. We are just about Gladney approved. Honestly, if we weren't approved this would be one ticked woman. But, we will jump through whatever hoops to bring our little one home. We are also hoping Gladney/Natalie approves our homestudy, like, yesterday, so we can submit the thing to CIS to wait some more.

Oh, and the twins got their first taste of snow. Loved it, but keep wondering when it is going to get warm again. Yeah, me too....

11 comments:

Robin said...

It is definitely easier the 2nd time around. We are using Gladney for our 2nd Ethiopian adoption too! This time it looks like we'll have to have our fingerprints redone before they expire b/c the wait is longer this go around!

Lori S said...

I'm glad to know that it is easier for you the 2nd time around--even with 2 extra little joys running around!! (o:

The Albertsons said...

Move to NC! It's warmer here :).
So glad it's a bit easier this time (the paperwork, anyway). Hope you are well!
luv
becca

Mary and Doug said...

I'm so excited for you - AND we are also going back to Ethiopia - this time for a beautiful 8 year old girl. Our dossier is in the air to ET right now, so the paper chase is complete and now we wait for a court date!

I will look forward to checking your progress as we walk this road together - again!

BTW - I told my husband that we should try to meet you guys sometime. I think we would have a lot in common - other than the fact that we bleed orange and blue. Go Illini!

Jen said...

So the secret is to adopt more than once.... I will keep that in mind. I love watching your family grow. What an amazing adventure.

coffeemom said...

Yeah, for us task oriented gals, the paperchase is great when it's clicking. Then the waiting sitting nothing to check off part is a kicker! Glad you're racing forward though! Lov eM

J, A and T said...

Hoping you get all your paperwork together soon....I NEVER enjoyed that part of it!

coffeemom said...

Stockings bought a year ago, really? And you don't know why? ha! I say! You crack me up. These are the things we will laugh about as we tell our stories later, you know it.

Keep on pushing on. You're still on our prayer list and thanks for the laugh! Love M

Amber said...

You are so funny with the checklists! I wish I would have known how much you love the paperwork about 9 months ago when we were doing ours! :)

Jim and Debbie said...

Glad to hear things are moving along. You have a beautiful family!
Wishing you all a very blessed Christmas and New Year!

sparkz said...

So I have been REALLY behind. You're adopting again?! How great! I love the new family picture! I'll have to read through and get caught back up! How old of child?

BTW. i love lists too. I love to check stuff off of them! :)