Well, I am feeling much better today. But, it was a tough couple of days. My goal was to finish my dossier by Friday, May 30th, and send it off to my agency. Then, I learned that to be able to get my dossier to my agency in time, I would need to get everything done by Thursday, May 29th. Since Memorial Day is between now and then, it gives us one less working day to work with. But, I figured out how it all could happen, then I learned that the Executive Director at my home study agency was on vacation and I needed him to sign one form. What, one signature was going to keep me from getting my dossier done?! So frustrating! Then, my social worker called and said she found out he hadn't left town yet and she was on the way to his house to get his signature before his flight! C is wonderful and I can't thank her enough. I am so thankful that we picked the agency we did to do our home study.
Wednesday was a big day. Kiara and I went and picked up a letter from my doctor that I needed and we went to FedExKinkos to make some copies. Then, C came for our home study update visit. So, she gave me some papers I needed and she should have our update done on May 28th. Then, all 3 of us headed over to the local police department to get our local police clearances.
Today, we went to my mom's office, she is a realtor. I had to get a form signed by a realtor that describes our home. I also had to get a copy of her license. I also picked up our police clearances and am happy to report that neither of us have a criminal background and 'to the best of the police department's knowledge, our conduct has always been commendable'.
Also, in the last couple of days I have been able to talk to V at my adoption agency more about the Russa process and I feel much better. It is wonderful to be working with someone that cares so much and is patient with me during my emotional times! We were told a week or so ago that the referrals, especially for girls, had slowed down a bit. So, we aren't expecting a referral as fast as we first thought. The earliest we would probably receive a referral would be in September. So, I am just ready to get this dossier done and enjoy one last summer having only one child. Kiara should be a lot of fun this summer.
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