Pinch me

June 24, 2006 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Adoption Updates | 1 Comment

This song from the Barenaked Ladies has been running through my head for the last 16 or so hours.  You see, I emailed our Social Worker yesterday because when referrals to our agency had all but stopped we had to make some executive decisions about our adoption journey. 

One of those decisions was to go ahead and submit our I600A to USCIS even though we had not been directed to do so by our Social Worker.  We figured that if things didn't start moving by the time our 171H was approved, we would be moving on to another agency or program.  It was a bit scary and rebellious to make this move but we agreed we need to take some action into our own hands.

Then the referrals started coming….and we were told we were number twelve on the list.  Four days later we moved to number eight.  Our agency was given an onslaught of referrals – we're talking seven referrals since May 31st.  I figured it was time to tell our social worker that we had "broken the rules" and submitted our I600A.  I wanted to be sure she was aware so that there wouldn't be any problems down the road. We had, after all, submitted this so there wouldn't be any delays or problems down the road.

She was supportive of our decision and not worried that it would cause any problems as we continue in the process.  She said she would handle submitting the supporting documentation (our home study) at the appropriate time.  And I felt total relief about coming clean.  And then, in an almost after thought kind of way she happens to mention that they received two more referrals this week.  By her calculations, that moves us into the number six position…..someone please pinch me, I must be dreaming.


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  1. See what happens when you take control of your own destiny?!?!?!

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