Monday, March 08, 2010

What a difference!

Last Monday we started working on our update for our neverending adoption. We wanted to switch social workers, due to a few reasons - none of which I'm going to on here, and we went with a suggestion from our BFFs. The social worker turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined.


We have been in constant contact with her via email and phone calls. She's always there, even in the evenings AND on weekends. I've had more contact with the new social worker than I have been with both of the others, over the past four years, combined. Scary, isn't it?

We sent her our entire file on Tuesday, she sent us all the forms we had to fill out and sent them back to her. Everything was complete by Saturday (except for our physicals which occur at the end of March).

On Saturday we went to do our police background check, because we're such big criminals. Anyways, when we got there I asked the lady behind the counter how long it would take to get the paperwork back from the police. She told me that, on average, it would be about ten days. I told her that it was for an adoption. She asked me if it was the last piece of paperwork we were waiting for and I lied said yes. She told us to have a seat and five minutes later she handed it to us. How about that for efficiency?

With all this completed, we still haven't even met our social worker or even paid her a dime...but everything is complete. Is six days a record for getting the paperwork done? ;)

With everything we have been through, it's about bloody time that something goes smoothly. It's gone so smoothly, in fact, that with my nature I'm almost waiting for the other shoe to drop. How sad is that?


Snowflowers Mum said...

You know, I feel for you! We had the SW from Hell in VT who actually threatened us because I called the State on her because she told me her license had expired and she was waiting for a new one and we'd have to wait up to SIX MONTHS for the piece of paper proving it. I called the State and they said 'no, you just need a copy of her old license and a letter to say she is in good standing with the State'...I was miffed! Luckily our agency knew how to deal with crazy SW's so it was sorted out quickly...then wwe moved States and our new SW is an ANGEL! Our Homestudy took just a few days, was thorough, and complete and she always retruned calls. It's like night and day and finding the RIGHT SW is like winning the lottery...sounds like you finally have hit the jackpot!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, I am SO relieved for y'all. And no, the other shoe will NOT drop. It is not allowed to. If it falls, I will rush up there from my tiny little Fake Southern American State and catch the show FOR you. How does that sound?

Mark said... happy things are going well. What a difference a person who actually does their job makes, huh?

Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

Adoption usually goes so smoothly and without a hitch, these days. I was adopted when I was a month old, and I remember my mom telling me horror stories about agencies, social workers and the entire process. I have friends who have gone through adoption in most recent years, and they had a typically easy time. (Except for the extensive paperwork and hassle with getting that all done and in.) I wish you the best of luck! I want to adopt too one day.

Special K said...

I'm in homestudy renewal hell myself right now. And still transitioning my paperwork from the old adoption agency to the new agency (cuz of the Hague crap) which has been a nightmare. They basically want me to complete an entire NEW dossier because everything is 4 years old....even though C2A2 will NEVER see it. I hate all this paperwork!!

So glad to hear yours hasn't been so rough. It's absolutely refreshing when something works out right for a change... :)