I haven’t posted an update on the adoption in a while because it has been at a standstill while we waited for our letter from Panama.
We waited one month!
The letter finally came in and our social worker said she has everything ready. Now we wait to see if our agency is happy with it. I’m a little nervous because our “letter” from Panama was more like an incomplete form – they filled in his name only and stamped and signed the bottom that his criminal record was clear. I would feel much better if it looked more like our letter from Texas – written on state letterhead and stamped with the state seal. It was very pretty. I think I covered all of our bases though because while we were waiting for the “letter”, I also requested a letter from the Freedom of Information Act and the National Archives – both stating they have searched the records from Panama and Tony is not a criminal. I had some time on my hands.
Now we just wait.
Fortunately, I have lots of catching up to do after the Christmas festivities and lots of New Year’s resolutions to make – and break. That should keep my mind off the waiting.
It really hasn’t been that bad. On one hand, it seems like we started this process a long time ago; but, on the other, I haven’t been thinking about it too much. I think it’s been good. So far. I’m sure it will be much harder once we see our little boy’s face and we want to bring him home. Okay – thinking about bringing him home makes me want to squeal! That’s a pretty good sign it’s going to be much harder to be patient!
On those same lines – Tate was asking us questions the other night about what else we need to do before we can bring our little man home. When he started talking about getting to meet him for the first time, he got teary eyed! As his mom, I was very touched to see him so moved at just the thought of meeting his little brother. Sweet!
Hopefully, it will not be long before I have another update about more progress.