10 July 2009

back to our regular programming

Well, those few days we had thinking everything was finally taken care of, that all the paperwork was completed were nice, weren't they? I enjoyed them. I was excited. I was counting down the days until it was likely that everything would be translated, submitted and I'd have a court date.

Now, NOW new agency is realizing my lease is up. No kidding. This, THIS is why I asked if we needed to update everything with my new apartment! (Do you ever feel like people dismiss you, thinking they know best, when, really, they DON'T?) I have no clue what they'll ask for now. Two new home studies and a new rental agreement, I'd guess.

Hopefully, my Russian sw can come quickly and do the visit. (It's summer, and everyone is on holiday, but we can still hope.) That visit can be used for my hs update (which Jane JUST completed...and will have to change). But I think this easily adds another month. MONTH!

New agency asking for two more bits of paperwork--one of which I sent in May and the other I will never have.

15 comments:

votemom said...

heavy, heavy sigh. very familiar icky feeling in stomach.

i'm sorry.

Dawn said...

Sigh.

Jojo, Julz, Jules said...

It happens to the best of adopters...

Maura said...

My first reaction was also SIGH.
Oh, Kate, you so do not deserve these extra hurdles.

But d2b will be so worth it when all is said and done.

Matt & Carla Morgan said...

Ugh - my heart is sinking. It's such a rollercoaster of hope and disappointment. Know we're praying.

cm

Debbie B said...

Phtttpp!!! (that's me sticking my tongue out at them)

I was really hoping all this would be behind you. Sorry to hear this latest hurdle just got bigger.

Katie said...

I think it is ironic that we all, your "internet family", actually had a physical reaction to this news. I had that kind of lurching in the stomach feeling. I kind of laughed when I saw so many others saying the same thing. Kate...we are praying for you. This is going to have a happy ending, and you will forget all of this nonsense. Praying...praying...praying...

Tami said...

Augh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fran said...

I have the same 'rock in the pit of my stomach' feeling hearing your news that I do every time I hear similar things from my daughter. Praying for you and that this, too, will pass.

Fran

Annie said...

When working on an adoption I thought Russian bureaucracy was the most difficult, annoying thing on earth.....then I met US foster care. Occasionally you find someone who really cares....and will help. You've run into one - I wish you many more!!

Debbie said...

making the same comment almost everyone else has and yes, as Katie said, someday you WILL forget this all - believe it or not (but believe ME!)

Suzanne said...

I'm so sorry. I've often said that if I had had any idea how hard and heart-breaking the adoption process would be I wouldn't have had the courage to start it. Though I could now say the same thing about parenting post-institutional children.

Kathy Friend said...

Why, why, WHY doesn't anyone seem to listen to us in this process? WHen we ask things like "are you sure we don't need to redo this" or "I sent that to you 3 months ago" ...just goes to show that WE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT (at least, that is what I will rest my head on tonight!)

Feeling the frustration for you and with you!

The Holmes Crew said...

So frustrating - to put it mildly! You are right though, that WAY TOO OFTEN, we bring things to the attention of "experts" who dismiss them, then two weeks later a light bulb goes off in their heads and suddenly everything is screwed up!

Too bad we can't sit them down and start with "You need to listen to me carefully, because I don't want to have to say it again" like we can do with our kids!

Of course with kids, we often get dismissed too, so....

Rachael said...

Oh, it figures. That is sucky news.