Saturday, August 2, 2008
So,I have been out of the loop for a couple weeks on the adoption front. Several of you have asked me to update you so ,I will start by saying ,it has been a couple of very stressful weeks.First,we had a family emergency with our son who had a serious reaction to a medication he had never had.I guess this is why they have to put caution or possible side effects on the label .It is just scary when the side effects do happen and its your child! He is fine now with just a few lingering effects.Second, at the same time my sister was in the hospital in Pasadena an hour from here so I was going back and forth trying to take care of things on all fronts.She is fine now too but, as you can imagine my attention has been rightfully elsewhere.I was so busy with taking care of our little emergencies that I had to put my dossier a side for a week or so. Well, as I was triple checking our dossier docs I find a very small but,significant problem on our 1-171 form.Instead of putting Sr. at the back of my dear husbands name they put Jr.It turns out that this one letter mistake is a huge problem because my son is the Jr. and already 18 .Obviously, I am not married to my son and we dont want any confusion about who is who.Seriously I just wanted to cry.Actually,I did cry. AfterI finally got a hold of a live person they told me they would send a corrected one out and I should recieve it in about 2 weeks!I just about flipped and said I need it NOW so I will just have to drive down to Los Angelas and get it myself.That is exactly what I did.On the way back from getting my corrected form I got it notarized and sent it up to Sacramento for Authentification on Friday along with a few last docs.It takes 8 hours to drive to Sacramento to the Secretary of State so we are using a fast walking notary person.She should have it back to us by Tuesday.In the meantime ,I also had to postpone my trip to back to Switzerland a week because of all the stuff going on.I am going to visit my parents in my homeland to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. I am praying I can get this dossier in before I leave next weekend. If no other problems arise I should have it in my mid week.I realize however,that this whole adoption journey is in Heavenly Fathers Hands.I strongly believe God has already chosen our child and will unite us when the time is right.His timing may not always be the timing we desire but,we must have faith and know that Heavenly Father knows us and knows what is best for us.We will take this journey as it comes even with all the frustrations . In the meanwhile I will enjoy mothering my other children,and continue to build a strong eternal family .
lovingly posted by Corinne