Friday, June 15

Megan's WILD Road Trip : Adoption Update

It has been a day. Today we set out to finalize our international dossier for the adoption. It was our hope that today it would be mailed to Michigan. When I set out this morning I knew that it would be a long day but I did not anticipate this:

8 am - Leave house to drop Jack at my parents house
9 am - Met Jon in Tacoma to have one final piece of paper notarized
9:30 am - Depart from Tacoma and Drive to Office #1 in Olympia
10:30 am - Arrive at office #1 and picked up paper work
11:00 am - Drive to office #2 in Olympia
11:20 am - Arrive at ofice #2
11:24 am- Hugely disappointed that one piece of paper is not valid.
11:40 am- Sit in my car with 15 pieces of valid paper and one lone paper with no state seal
11:41 am - CRIED about not being able to send off our paper work today
11:43 am - Called Jon to inform him of situation. Called our social worker to inform her.
11:45 am- Began the long journey home, disappointed and feeling deflated.
12:30 pm - Stop in Federal Way for a couple of errands
12:45 pm - Return to Car to find that I missed 4 calls from Jon
12: 50pm - Our stituation may be salvageable
12:55 pm - Call our social worker, YES! Our situation can be redeemed.
1:00 pm - Pull off of HWY 18 in Auburn for gas, bathroom and lunch
1:15 pm - Back on the road to Tacoma AGAIN
1:30 pm - Arrive in Tacoma and wait outside Jon's office for the needed item
Wait, wait, wait.Wait, wait, wait, Wait, wait, wait
more waiting , waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting
3:15 pm - Jon brings much needed paper
3:16 pm - I head back out on the road. 1-5 to Shoreline
4:22 pm -Arrive in shoreline at Bethany (our adoption agency)
4:23 pm - Meet with social worker, hand off paperwork, she takes it from here
4:35 pm - Stop at Starbucks, for refreshment
4:45 pm - Back onto 1-5 south homeward bound
6: 30 pm - Arrive at home.

What more is there to say? Not much. Only that we are thrilled to no longer have in our possession a huge stack of paper work. What is next you ask? We hope that our paperwork goes to Michigan next week, We hope that the week after, it is in Guatemala, and we hope that sometime between now and mid July we will be able to introduce via pictures the little one who will join our family. We will keep you posted! I am off to bed :)