Saturday, October 11, 2008

What we've got going on

Now that I've hinted around and people have been asking questions I thought I'd give a run down on what's going on.

Yes, we're adopting again. We are going through MAPS which is based in both Bangor and Portland. They will do our homestudy and be our placement agency. We would have used Dillon again in a second, but they are currently closed to new applications.

We are going about this a little differently this time. We found a little girl on MAPS waiting child list. There is no picture, no name, and very little information. We will call her Mehrunissa. She is one year old right now. MAPS said that this could move quickly, to which I replied "I'll believe it when I see it."

We were hoping to have more information on her this week, but that did not happen. I'm doing quite well without information. I know once I see that face, I'll be wreck again until she comes home. For now I'm quite content to plug along on the paperwork end. I am a control freak, so I have been frustrated when other folks don't do things on the timeline that I feel is appropriate, and I was irked when the lab people "forgot" my blood, so I had to have it drawn again, and slowed that piece of paper down by 4 days. I'm glad that we know what kind of paperwork we'll be needing soon, so we can have it on hand rather than having to wait for it like last time.

So as soon as we get the paper in from that blood test, we'll start work on our homestudy and our dossier at the same time. The other thing that's different (for adoption folks) is that instead of the I-600A there's a new I-800 that we'll need to do. I haven't really looked that over yet, so I'm not sure what's different about it. I know that's what we need the child abuse clearance from NY for.

That's the run down. That's all we know. Adoption is a journey of faith, so that's what we're flying on right now. We're hoping to have Mehrunissa home by summer, but we aren't counting on it by any means. We'll share information as we get it.


ColleenC said...

Can't wait to hear more about her! See you're keeping the 'M' tradition! Good luck with the I-800 I've heard it can be rough!

Kristi said...

Hope that you get some pics and info soon!! I'm glad you aren't going crazy...I would be!! :) I sure hope you can bring your baby girl home by summer, I'll be praying for that!!!

Amy said...

This is so exciting! I hope everything goes smoothly and you can bring her home soon! I can't wait to see her! I totally feel your frustration with waiting on other people. We have to re-do references for our home study update and it is like pulling teeth sometimes! Good luck with everything....

Sheri said...

I am really excited for you!!
Looking forward to following your journey!!

Peter and Nancy said...

I'm with you . . . the waiting was easier before we had a picture. :o) After that, it was much more difficult. I am so thrilled for you and your family, and can't wait to find out more.
-- Nancy

Julie & Patrick said...

Chopping on the bit right along with you for more info about this little girl that is meant to be in your family! Hope that information comes soon!!

Julie R

Candice said...

I am so excited for you. I pray this process goes very smoothly for you. I have already been thinking about adopting a little girl from India, but am disappointed that Dillon's doors are still closed there. We'll just wait to see how the Lord leads us. :) In the meantime, I'm ready to get my little boy home!