Friday, May 20, 2011
Waiting to wait
I sent the i600a in and received the fingerprint appt card in a reasonable time frame. Yet,we never did receive an appt card for Andrew. He needs to be fingerprinted because he is 19. Now, maybe I gave CIS too much credit but I did pay for 3 bio-metrics and they have my home study! I thought that they must realize he is a college student and that he might be in NC. Okay, I am laughing now that I wrote that out...but I really thought....
So, Andrew took off work. Jason, Andrew, Bella (because who babysits at 6am) and I left for Rhode Island at 6 in the morning to make our 8am apt. Don't I live in Ma?? Yes, but I guess, we get fingerprinted in RI.
We get there to find out that they can't fingerprint Andrew without an appt card. Well, I almost started crying (or screaming) right then. The nicest man tried to help us, but couldn't. At some point, I gave in. Sent Andrew to the car, and got fingerprinted. While I was waiting... I had a conversation with God that went something like this...I get it. You are in charge. I get it. I get it. You have a timeline that may be different than my own (who is kidding who-usually different than my own). I get it. I accept it. But it sure would be nice to get his taken care of today. And then we were fingerprinted and went to leave. The nice man, came running out of his office yelling, "Wait! I think I figured out what you can do." Long story short...they fingerprinted Andrew, too.
So now we wait for CIS approval, wait for a referral, wait for court, and then wait for embassy. Picking up on the key theme? Wait. I should definitely be eligible for a PhD in God's Timing by the end of adoption #2, don't you think?