Thursday, May 15, 2008

Friday Update

I haven't posted much about our adoption lately because, frankly, not much has happened as of late. It seems it has been one long dramatic pause over the past couple of months as we wait for our homestudy to be completed and then passed through DHR and Immigration. I have been told that our homestudy should be mailed "today" to DHR. That could be a 2-4 week process. Then it will go to Atlanta to CIS (Immigration). That could be 2-3 months. Only after all of that will we have a notarized homestudy. And, only then will we be able to get on the waitlist.

I have been told adoption is not for the "faint of heart". It is true. It is not so easy or so simple as it seems it should be. To me, the problem to be solved is simple. There are 143 million children who need loving parents. There are countless men and women longing to have a child to love. Bring the two together giving both a hope and a future. There is just no "good reason" that the system takes so long to put these children with families who love them. Maybe in time, the adoption system will be streamlined to work more effectively and efficiently--putting children with their families sooner than later. I hope that day comes soon.

I will certainly post as soon as I learn that our homestudy has been sent on to DHR.

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!! And, thanks so much for reading :-)


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Anonymous said...

It is certainly not for the faint of heart! The wait for the homsestudy/CIS approval is nerve-wracking but it will come! The day you receive your approval will be a great day! I'm praying it happens soon!!