Thursday, February 28, 2008

Things Just Got Worse!

Well, I would have never thought this would happen! The MD I have been going to for 20 years, the MD that delivered my daughter 18 years ago, and comforted me when she passed away, and the MD that counseled me and empathized with me through 6 miscarriages, the MD that was so excited along with me, when I made it passed my first trimester with my son Bradley, the MD that delivered Bradley 4 years ago, has now refused to redo my notarized medical letter. The notary she used expires in Sept 08. Well, if you are new to the adoption process, we cannot use a notary that expires within the next year. And I understand why. It takes sooooooooooooo long for all the paperwork to change so many hands, that it could be October before our paperwork is done travelling. Then, that notary is no good. Well, my MD took this personally and refused to redo my letter even though I offered to bring my own notary. I cried when I got this e-mail. I dont know what to do about continuing to see this MD. I am not at all worried about getting a notarized medical letter at my local walk-in clinic, it is a matter of seeing a side of my MD and the office I have never thought existed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I Am Fed Up!

I tell you what. For quite a while now, I have been running from MD offices to Human Resources offices, to sheriffs offices and you name it to get paperwork together for our dossier. I have looked on this as a labor of love. Never minded it, until today. I am fed up with attitude I receive from the people that I have to deal with to get this done. I did not want to do a whole lot of complaining on this blog, but this has bugged me since this AM. I am having to get police/sheriffs letters stating our backgrounds are clear, REDONE, cuz the notary that initially signed it expires in September. The clerk today takes the papers and has them filled out while I waited. I thought that was great. Then she gives me my papers, notarized, with none of "THE WORDS SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED TO ME BLAH BLAH BLAH" down there at the bottom of the page. So I asked to speak to her again. And I told her I need those words there. Well, you would have thought I was asking her to move a mountain. And she rolls her eyes up and says "Well, if they are that picky about what they want, they (the adoption agency) should provide the forms." She took them back and had them done in no time. She tossed them back at me and walked away before I could even say thank you. Then I was on my way to my MD office to pick up my notarized medical letter. I was so surprised when I got a call yesterday from this MD office when they told me the letter was ready. The nurse forgot they had a notary there. I asked her to make sure that the notary didnt expire within the next year. I also initially told the nurse that I had a notary I could bring with me in if I had to. The nurse told me the notary did not expire within the next year. Wow! That was too easy, I thought. Well, today, I go pick the letter up and check the letter and the notary expires in September!!! So I told the receptionist about it and explained why and she gives me attitude like I personally had something against THEIR notary!!! I have been going to this MD office for 20 years!! Can they not help me out here and be happy to help us out. I hate that the attitudes I get are that I am putting them out. And I am over it. Why cant a MD who I have been seeing for that many years, just do a patient 1 favor and just get a letter notarized heaven forbid maybe on a Saturday at the bank? Well, I thought that after all this venting I would feel better, but I dont. Anybody out there getting attitude too?

Monday, February 25, 2008


Our homestudy is done!!! Yeah!!!! We are still waiting for one more reference letter to get to the agency, then the homestudy can be sent off by the end of this week! Send those reference letters in! Annsleigh is waiting for us!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fingerprinting Done and Homestudy Almost Done!

We really feel like we accomplished alot the last couple of days. Our homestudy interviews went great, and yeah Lisa, you were right. It was not as bad as we thought. Monday will be the home visit and then it is done. And we had our fingerprinting done this AM. YEAH!!! Met another family there adopting from Guatamala. It was nice to actually talk to another couple going through the process. Afterwards, we got alot of paperwork notarized for our dossier. We are not slowing down yet on getting done what needs to be done.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Homestudy Interview

Tomorrow is our homestudy interview at the CHI office. We really dont know what to expect, so wish us luck!

Monday, February 18, 2008

A Busy Week Ahead

This is a big week for us. Wednesday, we have our homestudy interview and Thursday we have our fingerprint appointment. We have all our homestudy paperwork in order and we are starting to organize our dossier to do list a little bit. Cant wait to start to "wait" again! One of these times, it will be for the big "referral wait". And next, the "wait to go get her!"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day Annsleigh!

Annsleigh already has her first bracelet from mama and daddy!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

We Got Snow!!!!

Here is Bradley doing something he has been waiting a long time to do!!!! Play in the snow. Yes, we only had a little, but we were able to make a Bradley size snowman!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bradley's Painting Entitiled "Annsleigh's Room"

Bradley has been so good while all we have been doing is painting Annsleigh's room. But, it seems he has picked up some painting talent and a liking for the color pink. He is very excited about his baby sister!

Next Step In Annsleigh's Room

Monday, February 11, 2008


Yeah! We received out fingerprinting appointment for 2/21/08 with CIS! Just one more step closer to this being a done deal.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Starting Annsleigh's room!

Here we are, not even done with the homestudy and already working on Annsleigh's room! Sure do hope everythings a go after the homestudy, otherwise Cheyenne and Sherman (our dogs) are sure going to have a beautiful bedroom. Check it out. Will post more as we go.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Approved for Ethiopia!

Just got the call from Children's Hope that we are officially approved for Ethiopia adoption! Now our home study can continue. It may seem like it doesnt take much for us to get excited here, but we are very excited to move on with this process.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Thanks for all the support!

Just wanted to thank all the family and friends offering their support! We are still waiting to hear the official "OK" to go on Ethiopia. Hope to get it this week. Anyway, since the last posting, Brad and I got all of our paperwork checked done on the long list of things needed for the home study. Just waiting to move forward with this.