Saturday, January 22, 2011

Amendment

If I hear one more person say to me "You're lucky...you get to have kids the EASY way"  I am going to snap!  (I usually hear it at least once every couple weeks)

We moved last month.  (The new place is awesome...I'll have pics soon)  We're settled (mostly) and so now it becomes necessary to re-do our home visit.  Yep, you heard that right.  In spite of the fact that our current home study is good until May of this year, we have to re-do it now or we won't be eligible for a child to be placed in our home.  The homestudy amendment is comprised of more paperwork, another home inspection, a letter from our new Bishop and paying another fee.  Yippee.  So I will be spending my one weekend off this month cleaning and scrubbing so we'll be ready for our home inspection on Monday. 

So I repeat.  Adoption is NOT the easy way. 

7 comments:

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

Yeah, I really dislike that one, too.

Sheila said...

I can't believe people say things like that. Does no one think before they speak? Really?

Karlee, Nathaniel, and Little E said...

Yeah we got that a lot too, along with "And you don't even have to get fat!" Awesome. Thanks so much. If only they sold filters . . . I know of several people who don't have one.

Kim said...

I can not believe that people could be so insensitive. Adoption is definitely not the easy way! Good luck with your home visit. You are in our prayers - hoping you get your miracle soon.

Chels said...

I want to say, "I hate stupid people" but perhaps that's a bit harsh. I guess it would be nicer to say, "I hate it when smart people say stupid things." Good luck with you're home study. ;)

Val said...

Yep, definitely not the easy way. I actually didn't know that you had to re-do your home study (and the fee--yikes!)
That's great that it's soon. Hooray for Monday.

Jill Elizabeth said...

I don't understand why people think adoption is the easy way. Do they not understand how adoption works? It's not like you think, gee, I'd like to adopt, and you go to the baby store to pick one out. That would be easy. Adoption is the hardest way there is.

I endured 41 weeks of pregnancy, 36 hours of labor, and an emergency c-section, and I absolutely believe I had my baby the easy way.