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milwaukee trip

my visa application is off to the embassy, and my fingerprints expire next june. that’s what i know now. i think the only remaining step is continue to wait.

i went to milwaukee this weekend for a family wedding, and we went to tuesday morning, which is a surplus shop kind of place. not like axman, but like marshalls. and i picked up a bib that says “i was worth the wait”. šŸ™‚

i can no longer rob banks.

a) uscis fingerprints are done. went to the office a mile from my house. i am glad i brought a book– it took a while, but was easy once i got there, although i learned more about fat women married to little people who are cheating on them with their mothers than i ever wanted to know. daytime tv is weird.

b) godot is going to either public or private school. the local friends school if i can figure out the money. one of the local public schools if i can’t. i disagree firmly with homeschooling. it might be more accurate to say that i disagree wildly with it. i’m not saying i’m not going to teach godot things at home, because trust me, i am. we’re going to be working on reading from the second we get home, and sometime in elementary school algebra problems are going to make an appearance, and i have been buying reference books for *years* so that godot can read them. this, for reference, is similar to what my parents did with me.

does this bus go beep beep?

since last we saw our fearless heroine…

i have turned in my dossier, it has been noted as complete and is off having whatever done to it by the agency.

i am trying to make an appointment to get my fingerprints done in, say, the twin cities metro area. they made an appointment for me IN DULUTH that i am rescheduling.

and i got an email newsletter today from the agency saying twelve to eighteen month wait times. grrrr.

nothing to do but wait, though. wait, save money, think of how much more vacation time i could save up in an additional six months, think of how much more money i could save up in an additional six months, gnaw my arm off, buy crib sheets, that sort of thing.

dossier in

my dossier is in! i dropped it off at the agency today. so now, i expect they’ll tell me that i have to redo a few things (does anyone ever do one perfectly the first time?), but it’s in. so now, i wait for my fbi fingerprinting appointment, and then a year for a referral.

i hate being patient.

draft homestudy in hand

i have the draft copy of my homestudy, which is good. i mean, it seems to be well written and to cover the basics, and after reading that, *i’d* give me a baby.

i am still getting the dossier together. i have to finish filling out the damn form for the i600a, which is a pain in the patootie. ugh. but it’s going.

homestudy part one

i think i will post this here, because currently, i read this and carrie reads this and no one else. so, by the time this url is more widely circulated, this will have been resolved in some way. so i get to write about it but not have to process it in great detail where all i can think to do right now is fret.


so, i had the first meeting with my social worker for my homestudy today. it went pretty well. i mean, the do i get along with my social worker and does she seem to think i’m a competent adult who could be trusted with a baby (yes, she does) part went well.

the part where ethiopia considering changing their stance on single women and going to a quota system and i may or may not make it in under the wire is kind of freaking me the fuck out.

having a nervous breakdown will not in fact improve my chances, but it’s pretty damn tempting.

i will know more on friday. that’s what i know for right now. now i just have to get to friday from here.

application in

from my agency’s internal site:

Date My Adoption Event

i don’t know why it says september for the completion; i just handed them the most recent stack of stuff this week. but there we go.

and as i said, this upcoming week is CLEANING FRANTICALLY.