Wednesday, July 30, 2008
He'll be 10 by the time his paperwork is done
As you can probably tell, this whole adoption crap is like climbing up a steep hill covered in honey while wearing weighted boots. I mean it's slow. Like me. I keed, I keed. Anyway, just to give you an idea of the glory behind the vast wasteland known as the US Immigration Department, here's what they require. We recently had to fill out a form, one of a billion we have already filled out mind you, and submit it to them along with a big fat check to cover the massive cost of someone hauling their ass off their chair to file said form. This form, however, is only a preliminary form that we had to get approved so that we could get yet ANOTHER set of fingerprints taken so that a second form could be filed and processed. The second form is a preliminary form for YET ANOTHER form that will be filed when we finally get little Kimchi home. WTF?! Honestly, I have no clue as to what any of these forms really do. I just fill them out and take them where they tell me to. I may have just bought a goldmine, I don't know. Anyway, the moral of this story is that they said it would take 7 days for us to get our fingerprint summons, which we finally got, 16 days after we filed. Clearly there is no difference between 7 and 16 days in the world of our government. We get our prints taken next week. They said it could take up to 90 days to get them processed. Seriously. I don't even want to know what they do with them that takes 90 days. THIS, people, is why this stuff takes so long.