Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I love getting mail... I grabbed the usual bunch of bills and junk sent to the people that lived in my house 4 years ago and in it was a Canada Post notice for a package. I didn't really think much of it since I ordered a CD awhile ago and figured it had arrived. In fact, I drove around with it in my car for a day and remembered this morning to stop by the office to grab it. Nothing notable - plain brown envelope... but when I bent it... no CD. I thought that was weird... hadn't occurred to me until I was half way to the door that it wasn't the CD... it was my home study!!! Back from approval 6 weeks earlier than I could have anticipated!!! It took them 3 weeks to receive it, approve it and send it back. They said to expect 6 - 8 weeks - I was taken by surprise for sure! So, now I scramble. I thought I had weeks yet to sign on with the agency, get sponsorship applications underway and documents ordered... nope... scramble now! Let the paperchase begin!


Carolynn said...

Hi Stacey!
Thanks for inviting me to your blog through FRUA. What a ride you have had to get to this point! Thank you for sharing, both the struggles and the triumphs, and for your wise words. I'm looking forward to following you on this wild and crazy journey into Russian adoption, and hopefully sharing, too. Joy! Carolynn

Lainie said...

Stacey, I was glad to come across your blog thru FRUA. I've been down for a few weeks now, not even the excitement of IA has kept me up. I lost my 17 year old nephew on 5/31 in a car accident. He was actually riding his bike & hit from behind & died at the scene. His name was also Scott, so I know your fully aware of what kind of impact this has on a family. But after reading your blog I see that life does go on. We will never be the same, but we will heal. So, I really glad I came across your blog. We are waiting for "the call", we've requested girl/boy sib group between 2-4, but we may switch to single boy by the end of the summer, if we havent' heard anything. Looking forward to reading your blog & thank you again, you have lifted my spirits. Lainie on FRUA (Elaine)