Friday, October 8, 2010

Adoption Update

So, I had hoped to have some really awesome post this week about our paperwork being pushed through quickly but sadly we got the opposite news. In a nutshell, the Korean government only issues so many Emmigration Permits per year and it looks like their quota may already be filled FOR THE YEAR. Yes, I said for the year, as in we would have to wait until January for it to be issued and then wait even longer for the rest of the stuff to catch up which, as my email yesterday estimated, would mean we wouldn't travel until February. Mother. F*$&@r.

I'm so mad and I spent most of last night crying because I can't do anything else. It's not like we're the only ones, but how they've issued all they're issuing when it's not even winter yet is ridiculous and I REALLY hope that they are wrong but I'm done trying to figure this shit out. I know you might be sitting there saying "it's not THAT much longer and it's not like it'll make that big of a difference" but you know what, it DOES make a big difference. I'm not waiting on FedEx to bring me something. This is my kid who is getting more and more attached to her foster mom every day. I will not only be missing out on the first 14 months of her life, I'll be missing her first birthday, her first steps, etc. and just typing that started the waterworks again. If they're wrong, which based on what I've experienced they don't tend to throw this info around lightly so that's a long shot, she said we could travel in December/January, which is still longer than it should be taking but better than February I guess.

Either way this sucks.


Kait said...

Amy I am so so sorry. I know how devastating this is. I'm having a tough time with the fact that our boys won't be here for the holidays and I KNEW that would be the case from the start.

Not that it's much relief but we missed all those firsts in Marley's life too. And I'm not going to lie, every once in a while it does make my heart ache that I won't be able to tell her about those things. But we have gotten so many more moments with her, so many other firsts, that in the long run it's easy to let myself forget what I have missed.

I'll be hoping for a miracle for you guys.

Amy, Jeff and Kimchi said...

Thanks Kait. I know you get it.