I hope that this blog will be able to help others understand more about the adoption process according to our experiences as well as allow me a forum to thank all those who have been part of the process. The past six months have been a non-time flurry of activity, demands, payments, phone calls, forms, rules, stress and at times despair and confusion. And after all that, we are not even a third or fourth of the way through yet. We have completed our home study, and we have a waiting child that is "reserved" for us, but we are still waiting for an official referral, which comes after we submit our Dossier. And we can't do that until we received our I800A approval. We expect that in March or April. That gives us a couple of months to raise and earn the remaining money needed and to try to prove we haven't lost our sanity in the process.
So, hold on to your hat things are going to get even crazier!!!