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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Second Adoption Rant

So we are now going through our second home study update and second renewal of our I-717H (which allows us to bring home a child from China to the US). I have to tell you, I am getting discouraged. It seems like things have come to a stall. You know how boats just sit dead in the water? Well, that is what has happened to our adoption file. It is sitting dead in some file, somewhere on a desk in China.

The waiting on China isn't the worst part. It is continually being hit with more and more fees for renewal of fingerprints, arrest searches (that we aren't felons), renewal fees for everything imaginable. I mean, nothing has changed! We've aged a couple of years, but that is it.

So, I am definitely in a funk about all this. We have waited 2 1/2 years already...some folks may wait longer than we will.

I am almost to the point that I want to quit. Almost. But not quite. I try to remember that waiting is hard, and good things come to those who wait. But man, it is so hard.

So we are sending in our second renewal request of the I-171H. Hopefully, we will see our child before we have to renew again. Please pray for us that we will. Thank you, and God Bless.


MamaOfTwo said...

I'm sorry. I am so very sorry. I am sure I can't even fathom how hard this is for you all - emotionally, financially, and otherwise. I'm sure you never imagined it would come to this. And I can just imagine the wait is heartwrenching as each month passes with little or no activity being seen.

Please know we continue to pray for you. How I wish it would all begin to speed up and you would be able to see your child's face soon!

Hugs to you.

Proudmama said...

Thanks, M.