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Adoption UpdatesIsn’t that an awesome photo?

Well, here we are – right about 2 months into this adoption process.

Nothing much to report. This week has been a rather slow one on the adoption front. We’ve got our Colorado background checks to get notarized and sent off tomorrow. Hopefully the “long time to wait” California ones are already on the way there.

The new law about Korean international adoption and the court system goes into effect next month. We get bi-weekly emails updating us on any changes from our agency that inform us of any slow downs or quicker processing in parts of the process we are quite a ways out on. Yet each thing trickles down to us eventually. When it comes to our turn for whatever was halted or slowed, it will affect us then too.

I don’t know. I feel impatient and a bit disgruntled at the whole thing this week. I remember feeling like this with the twins – especially the first few weeks. Before I knew everything was ok, there were two, etc. Just – wanting something to happen. I kind of regret those feelings now, looking back and seeing the road that was ahead of me.

Hopefully this all ends with a much happier result. 

On a positive note, it’s given me time to find books I want to read in the months to come on the process, reach out to others who are going through it, even in a different way (shout out to my girl Kacia from Coconut Robot). Like I said in a previous post, I’m definitely learning more patience with what life throws my way.

It’s so odd to think that probably by the time we get our little one – they’ll be almost the same age the twins would have been. Spacing Bella and the new one apart just like we wanted. How odd. This comforts and hurts at the same time. We’ll be able to think about what we want to do next after we settle in as a family. Sam and I have already talked on adopting again, perhaps domestically.

Hopefully next week will bring some good news and an update! Cross your fingers our social worker calls us soon to set up the homestudy!

Photo Credit: Flickr by Brett Jordan

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Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption in progress on the aptly named Hormonal ImbalancesSmaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter and Facebook, and pinning working hard on Pinterest.

MORE FROM DIANA:

Just How Much Does Adoption Really Cost?

Bumps in the Road: Why Adoption Takes So Long

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Pondering International Adoption? 10 Tips on Choosing an Agency.

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