Just wanted to give a quick update on where we are in our paperwork for the adoption.
We have the best social worker in the whole world. She rocks! She is ready to complete our entire homestudy after we get one last report for her. Unfortunately, that has been tough. They want a background check from every state/country we lived in since we were 18 years old. This was something that was added after we started the homestudy. (I think we should be grandfathered in to the old rules, personally, but they didn't ask me.)
The tough part was that Tony graduated high school in Panama. Not Florida! That would be easy. So we are trying to get a criminal report from the former Panamanian government. Notice the minor detail - former. Yeah - so we are trying to track down records - not really records, more like non-records since his criminal record is clear - from a non-existent government.
Non-records from a non-existent government.
The homestudy agency said that if the records do not exist, they just need a letter stating that. So, we are in the process of finding out if the records exist, how to get the report run if they do exist, or how to get a letter stating they do not exist.
The good news is that once we have that easy, schmeezy report/letter, our homestudy will be complete and ready to send off with our dossier!