THE ACCIDENTAL ADOPTION
Honey, sit down. I have some news for you.
What is it?
Well, I don't know how to say this, so I'll just come
out with it. I went out to the mailbox today and . . .
. . well, we got an I-171H.
A what?!?! An I-171H? As in, we're going to have
It looks that way.
But how? We've been so careful! I put away all the
blank 1-600A forms.
Didn't you hide our homestudy update?
Of course I did. But don't forget, there was that one
night . . .
What night? (pauses) Ohhh, that night. But it was only
once. We were just messing around. I didn't print
clearly. I didn't even use black ink! (pauses
But it was kind of fun.
(giggles) It was, wasn't it? I'll never forget how
cute you looked getting your fingerprints.
So now we've got our I171H, eh? But that doesn't
always mean you'll adopt,does it? I mean, shouldn't
you see the agency or something, make sure
I already did.
I'm five documents along.
And they're all notarized, certified and
There was one small scare when the agency couldn't see
the notary's middle initial, but it showed up just
fine under the magnifying glass.
Thank God. And you, honey? Are you feeling okay?
I'm feeling fine. As long as I know you're happy about
Happy? I'm thrilled! It's always a shock at first when
something like this happens, but of course I'm happy.