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Just a bump in the road
Thursday, July 13, 2006
So it appears the snag is just some documentation that our placement agency needs to insure that our home-study agency is licensed and bonded with the state to do home-studies. They want the home-study agency to fax it over to them, but the home-study agency says they don't provide that until the home-study is completed. Sounds a little bureaucratic to me but that, unfortunately, is part of the deal in international adoption.

And this bureaucratic bump in the road is probably so minor compared to some of the others (including procedural ones) that we may encounter in the future. So I'm not losing any sleep over this one since at least both these two groups we're dealing with right now are...

a) Based in the U.S.

and more importantly

b) Not government agencies

So I suspect we'll get this cleared up either today or tomorrow and at least have the home-study officially completed by Monday. Both of the agency's contacts we deal with are very nice and intelligent and they'll figure out that this is a bit of an infinite loop that just needs a little work around.
posted by Steveg @ 12:34 PM  
  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger mother said…

    I have been reading all your blogs, seems like it is a little dance, two steps forward and one step back.
    The part about the documentation sounds like one agency wants a paper so they can finish, and the other agency doesn't provide the paper until the first one is finished. So how do they finish without the paper?
    Like you said this is probably minor compared to what is to come.
    Let us know when it gets cleared up.

  • At 11:57 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Steve - I think your cool head about these snags will serve you well down the line when things have a greater chance of getting interesting. Congrats on almost being done with your homestudy!

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