Our home study paperwork was waiting on our last criminal background checks from NH. For 2 1/2 weeks, we asked if it was done and were told to sit tight.
We were notified last Tuesday that it had been misplaced. We were out of state and came home ready to hit the road running to resubmit the paperwork. When I called our state office to ask a quick question, I was told that they were taking care of it because of our long history as Foster parents and turned it around in a day to get it to the next level. The next office then turned it around in a day and now we are waiting for our agency to review our home study for any changes.
Meanwhile, we realized a big mistake that we never had the state seal put on our birth certificates and marriage license...the kids, our dog and I dropped everything, jumped into the van and traveled down to NJ and then Delaware yesterday morning--an 8 hour trip to get this done. It has been a long 2 days. We picked up our NJ paperwork on our way home today). it cost $500 for a 2 hour turn around or $1000 for a one hour turn around). We opted for the next day turn around for $40.
The kids did great and got to spend some time with Oma and Opa Fitzgerald. We then met Oma Lowman and Aunt Suzy for dinner. It was all an unexpected treat.
Darrell did the MA seals yesterday on his lunch break. As soon as the home study is done, we will do the NH seals.
I am extremely tired. Tomorrow will be another adventure on our way to get out boys. Hoping soon to report our dossier is in process.