We are slowing learning to accept the fact that our case is getting strung out.
Since we cannot change “IT”, we are trying to change other things to distract us from “IT”. On Friday I called our daycare and they so graciously agreed to hold our list spot without having to pay. Whew. Now I don’t have to go through the process of finding daycare again. I also got in touch with someone at our local immigration office and I was able to get a date for our re-fingerprinting.* Since we know that much needed and not easily movable date, we can now try to plan a vacation somewhere warm and away from here, away from our adoption, away from our day to day. While in that warm place we can enjoy our son without feeling the immense frustration we have to go through to bring him home.
A little progress, right? Any votes on where we should go to get away? I am doing everything I can to keep myself from getting on a plane to ET right now. It just burns that we should be making plans for our trip to ET right now rather than plans for a consolation vacation. It burns that families who got their referral after us will be traveling and home before us.
*The re-fingerprinting needs to be done because our current fingerprints expire in April – 15 months after they were approved. We need to have valid fingerprints on file when we return home so we had to apply for re-fingerprinting. This time it is free, next time it isn’t.