We are hoping that this week will bring some developments! Everything from our dossier to our home study is on hold because of one paper. It turns out, that Ohio has one of the longest turnarounds in the country when it comes to the child abuse clearance form. Where most states have it back in a few weeks, Ohio takes an average of two months! We sent the form in on May 14, so I am hoping it will come soon. Until then, we cannot complete our home study, or apply for grants, or go further in our dossier. Sigh. On the bright side, we have already sent, and gotten back items to be apostilled from Georgia and Florida (for our dossier). Does anyone know if there is an "average" for how long the FBI fingerprints take (for the dossier)? Our form said up to 12 weeks, I'm hoping that's not the case though. It's frustrating but we knew this would be a long process, and following other blogs has taught me that the more flexible and patient I am, the better it is for everyone!:) So, we are just trying to appreciate the summer months and take it one day at a time.
In the meantime, I just ordered a book based on a friend's recommendation. It's called "Adopted for Life". I am looking forward to reading it, I know I still have so much to learn. Off to go hiking with the family now, but first I will be checking the mailbox! :)