This chalkboard in their kitchen got me all choked up. OK can you tell I am REALLY homesick?
Another sanity saver is being in the company of fellow adopting parents who are equally as frustrated with the slow process. Cancelled appointments. No-shows. Waiting for a document to be signed when the only person who can sign it is on vacation for another week. Lost files. Waiting for clearances. Etc. You get the idea. You see how we're all smiling? It's to keep from crying.
We had the Loraines, who are adopting a 5 year old girl with cerebral palsy, over for a spontaneous lunch one day. Frozen pizza, ham sandwiches, and squid-flavored potato chips. Now doesn't that sound delicious? Don't be jealous that you couldn't be here to enjoy it with us.
The visits and play dates with Joseph and Zoya are something we look forward to...
....And of course Skpye.
How could we have ever get through this without Skpye???