Friday, July 22, 2011
Six Weeks and Counting
It's official sojourners, this week I had to find a rest area, rummage through my suitcase, pull out my BIG GIRL PANTIES, and put 'em on!
After being complete and sitting on our attorney's desk for weeks, our dossier was slated to be presented to IHNFA on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. We waited prayerfully and with great anticipation. On Thursday, July 21, 2011, I found out that the presentation NEVER happened.
Maybe next week?
Our caseworker, visiting Honduras last week, shared with me that the adoption director of IHNFA literally laughed at her and said how crazy it would be for children of prospective adoptive parents to go through any type of bloodwork testing. There are currently NO required blood tests or urinalysis for the children of adoptive parents. She added that the laws are subject to change and in the future there could be additional requirements, but right now there are NONE. Again, this answer is from the attorney who is the head of the adoption department at IHNFA.
She also added that the review process for the dossiers is very formal and will likely take a full two months. She stated that the process is likely vary from family to family based on which IHNFA staff are responsible for your individual case. We should anticipate requests for further information, but hopefully nothing having to do with the medical reports!
At this rate, it is likely that our paperwork will be in Honduras for at least four, if not six months, before receiving approval and a place on the national waitlist.
I suspect that the information shared today will likely cause a bottleneck on the "Adoption Highway" as many exit to find the nearest BIG GIRL PANTY/BIG BOY BRIEF supplier. Look for our vehicle, license plate S.U.R.R.E.N.D.E.R.E.D. We'll be leading the way and stocking up ourselves. We're gonna need 'em.
We've got a long way to go.