|This is us, moments after putting our form in the mail!|
It feels awesome to cross yet another step in this process off our list, but I won't lie - this one feels a bit insignificant. I do understand its importance, but here is our current reality. This paperwork will get processed, and they will make an appointment for us to get fingerprinted. The bummer here is that we've already been fingerprinted once, and I'm not quite sure why all the fingerprinting people can't just share. But that aside, we'll get fingerprinted. Let's say it takes a couple of weeks for them to process our application and make our appointment. Then it will take another few weeks for them to analyze our results, at which point they will send us our approval. Best case scenario this will be completed in a month, but more realistically, I'm expecting two. And then, only then, will we get to file yet another paperwork that will finally finally put us on the waiting list.
The other stressful thing about this all is making sure we are filling out these documents correctly. We double (triple) checked everything, but I still get that same feeling when submitting important documentation - did I fill everything out correctly? It's definitely a source of anxiety for me.
So keep us in your prayers. We knew when we signed up for this that we'd be running a marathon, not a sprint. We are anxiously awaiting our next, slightly bigger goal, which is to get on that waiting list to get our chance to meet our little one!