Monday, August 2, 2010

The spin cycle!

I feel like I'm spinning in circles! I have officially lost my mind! I have been running all over the valley today to get this license. I paid $65 to have it apostilled same day, and now I'm being told the license probably won't work because the notary wrote over the date in blue ink. So much for getting it to Ukraine in time to be submitted Thursday. I don't have time now to get it all done today, there's just no way!
I'm a bundle of tears, I'm rocking in the corner and my kids think that I have totally gone insane, which I believe that I have. I understand that her country is very finicky about paperwork, and they are constantly changing it. But 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15, thats how many days an email sat in inbox's and was totally overlooked! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 is how long my paperwork sat, waiting for me to send a document that I had no idea needed to go. This is not about paperwork changing. This is about a major crack in communication.
I just wish for once I could get a little help from above. Why does everything have to be so difficult? I think I've had my fair share of trials. I don't believe for one second that we are only given as much as we can handle! Why is my faith wavering?
Now I need to make myself semi-presentable so I can take Jax in to the pulmonologist. Fun times!!


  1. I'm sorry this is so frustrating (I'm sure that's an understatement!) but wanted to send prayers and hugs your way. :)

  2. Lacey, I'm so sorry. :-( Hang in there, you've got a lot of people pulling for you!!

  3. I am so sorry that this paperwork is such a hassle. Why can't they make adopting an orphan easier! ugh.
    Hugs to you and many prayers to get you through this.
    Don't let your faith waiver. God's timing is perfect even if we never know why or understand it.
    She will be in your arms before you know it and today will a forgotten "labor pain".

  4. Adoption is a strange beast. I'll NEVER understand why it has to be so difficult. And international adoption... out of orphanages. They don't even want these kids in their country - they tie them in their cribs; so why is it so hard to get them out just to save them?!?!? I know, I know - they don't want the creepos getting them... Sorry for your frustrations :(

  5. be strong Lacey, remember that everything happens for a reason, and in the end everything is gonna fall in its place ;)
    Anna R.

  6. If we were only given as much as we can handle why would we ever need God? He knows the exact time when you are going to be holding your daughter in your arms. He is sitting up there waiting saying, soon...soon my daughter you will have your child just hold on a little more. If we knew all that he did behind the scenes it would blow our minds. All this is easy for me to say, I am holding my child right now, but I tell you the truth I have been right where you are today not that long ago and just like labor when she is in your arms you forget how crazy the journey was.

    Be blessed

  7. I'm so sorry Lacey! Life can be so frustrating and I believe that we all waiver in our faith at times. I know that I do, even though I try my hardest not to!

    Just know that in the end, God's timing is ALWAYS BETTER than our own timing! It may seem like things are against you right now, but when you are holding your sweet girl it will all fall into place and someday you will see why you had to wait so long.

    I know that you are hurting and feeling impatient about this, but you WILL have your sweet girl in your arms in God's perfect timing. I will be praying for your peace and strength as you await this great day!

    Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

  8. So sorry my friend.Wishing I had the right words to help you find your way.Stay strong.You are really almost there!

  9. Been there done that girl. I am so glad we are not the only ones who have experienced exactly that. Can you email me? I have a question for you.

  10. Oh Lacey I am feeling so bad reading about all your frustration, I really wish there was something I could do. This must be the worst part of adoption just waiting and waiting....but don't lose heart you are almost there, just keep the faith and keep thinking what#s waiting for you at the end of all this! Your sweet sweet little girl.

  11. Lacey, Believe me I know it is tough. We had to do our parts of our dossier 2 times last year. Do not give up just tell yourself...I have made it this far..I am not going to let one piece of paper ruin it for Makayla. Hugs
    from one of your RR family.

  12. I know! Today I went in person to get our state police clearances apostilled, BUT whoever signed the document is not listed as an authorized signer! What? Are you kidding me? Seriously, why bother. Unbelievable! They know that the state police clearances need to be apostilled for foreign adoptions.

    And then to find out that the USCIS does not automatically send fingerprint appointments to everyone who needs them (and that you paid for), only the parents. I am so glad the officer returned my email to explain the procedure. My mail carrier will be happy that she is going to get a week off from my stalking.

    Apparently I need to practice being patient.