To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Saturday, November 20, 2010

November Paperwork Update

This is Baby C's adoption paperwork file folder.  It's getting pretty full these days, see for yourself:

See, told ya!

Anyway, here's another paperwork feels good to type these things up every so often, makes me feel like I'm accomplishing things!

1. ALL of our personal documents (birth certificates, marriage license, etc.) have been acquired and are IN aforementioned file folder!

2. Two doctors and one counselor have been given all needed information to write our sound mind and healthy body letters; they are on their way.

3. Mr. C and I have had our testing done for HIV, syphilis, TB, and Hep B & C...our TB test is already done, and we're NEGATIVE - haha!  As if we didn't know that outcome, but somehow it's still exciting to have it done!  Our doctor said the other tests take longer (HIV takes over a week by itself - yikes!); but as soon as those results are in, he can write up our health statements - woo hoo!

4. Our proof of health insurance for ourselves and Baby C came in the mail a few days ago.  Much quicker than I expected - thank you Blue Cross/Blue Shield for being so "on it"!

5.  We both have life insurance now; so, we will be able to fulfill that requirement in writing very soon!

I think that's all for now...doesn't seem like much now that I've written it all out - bummer. :-(  Well, it took over a week to get all of this work done; so, it seems like a lot to me!  Oh well, baby steps, right?

I hope all is well in your part of the world!

Be Well,


  1. That is a lot considering all the phone calls it takes to make it happen!! Great job! It seemed like those first couple of weeks of nonstop paperwork would never end, but it does get less chaotic. By the way, have you gotten your home study set up already? Just curious. Yay for your progress!

  2. The answer to your question is yes and no - ha! We do have an agency (Lutheran Children and Family Services in Springfield, Missouri); we even have a social worker assigned to our case (her name is Alicia)...BUT, we just moved into a new house across town (as in, we're still not fully up and functioning in it, really). So, when I talked to Alicia, she suggested that we really just wait until we feel comfortable having her come to the house to begin the process. Also, the holidays are coming up; so, she suggested that we start on the interviews in, I have no clue how long this process will take. Guess we picked a poopy time to try to get this all started, huh?! Ah well, it'll all work out! And yes, HOORAY for progress! :-)