I finally was able to get all my paperwork submitted and things moving along again. Since there was so much to update I have to sign a new copy of my homestudy. My agency sent off everything electronically and they are just waiting to hear back from the government that we are good to go. After that they will mail me it to sign, I will mail it back to them, they will mail it to the government, they will then (hopefully) approve it right away and send me my approval. All the postage costs are adding up fast lol.
For the first time in a long time I'm actually feeling hopeful. This homestudy has just so draining when it shouldn't have been. I was just approved and nothing changed except the country. It shouldn't have been this hard. Mind you part was due to the fact that my agency failed to inform me about the documents that I had to redo and that wasted two months of time but still. The questions that the government was asking were things that were irrelevant when there is a child in an orphanage that needs a home. I know they are just doing their jobs but being on this end it's frustrating.
Anyway, time to stop ranting and time to start celebrating. This part is almost done and then I can get started on my dossier. Almost all of it is complete, there are just a few things I'll need to print/do. At this point I'm hoping to submit my dossier by the end of September. Financially I will get good because I will have time to save the next fee and my brother offered to lend me some if things happen too fast and I need it. Others that I'm following that are in the process of adopting from Bulgaria seem to be having a smooth experience. It is a country that really has it's ducks in a row and that makes all the difference. There doesn't seem to be extremes in their timelines and the process is pretty streamlined. I know exactly what to expect as things move along. So deep breath, this should be the end of the huge paper chase. A few things will need to be updated before court but beyond that I should be good to go!
I am 31, single, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!