the waiting room

Ben —  November 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

world-adoption-day-1I know.
Whatever’s on your mind, whoever’s just stumbled upon this collection of published thoughts and realized the 4 month gap between this and the last post, and even longer for anything adoption related.
I know.

There’s something quite unsettling about publishing anything these days. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I do know fear has taken a hold and it is completely unwelcome. So I’ll hit publish now, and think about it later.

Our adoption process is slow. It’s been slow, and long, and unnerving at times but Kim and I hold on to the thought of not worrying about our timeline, but praying to understand His timing. It feels like we’ve gone to the doctor but we got there right when they went to lunch. So we wait, because today was the day we needed to refill our prescriptions. Nothing more, but something crucial. Or maybe I’ll relate it more to waiting at the DMV

…nah, the DMV is much worse.

Oh but first we need to renew our health insurance information.
Oh and then update our address.
And phone numbers.
Oh and by the way, your passport is about to expire so you may want to go and get it renewed as well.

So yea. That’s where we’re at.

Here’s what it looks like in real adoption lingo:
We are currently in month 2 of a 2-3 month Costa Rica Dossier review approval.
Once approved, we then wait for a referral.

Wait wait wait.

*email notification*


Literally mid-typing this we received an email from our social worker saying this:

“Hi Friends-
I just wanted to let you know that your family is officially dossier approved and that you are now on PANI’s list for direct matching. CONGRATULATIONS!!!”


What a day.


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