Well today is the day we have finally sent in our application (part 1 of 2) to our adoption agency! Since our agency is just 2 hours from us they should receive our application package tomorrow and I am going to be on pins and needles until I get the go-ahead to start part 2, hopefully we find out soon. It's only the beginning but it is so very exciting. I am now on a mission to get every possible thing done ahead of time that I can because I desperately want to bring our baby home in 11-12 mths and miss rainy season in Ethiopia. Anyone that knows me, knows I am a super type A personality, organized to the max and detail oriented would be an understatement. It takes me so long to get everything done because I have to check and re-check and then re-check again to make sure everything is done properly and nothing is overlooked, this of course drives Jason crazy! He has learned to just let me do what I need to though because he knows I cannot rest until it is done "properly".
We are both full-time working parents and I feel like we might be a minority when it comes to the adoption world, especially the international adoption world. Getting up at 6am, working from 8-5 and getting home at 6pm to do dinner, play with our son, do laundry and other house stuff and now to add to the list...adoption paperwork, blogging (doing my own and of course reading up on others), making list after list and checking off what has and still needs to be done. Just getting part 1 of our application compiled last night kept us up to almost midnight and that was just finishing up last touches, I am definitely going to need to start getting ahead of the game more. We have already gotten our FBI fingerprints done but in the process of finding our agency we haven't sent them in yet, that is on the list of things to do for this week though. Any advice from you all that are ahead of me in this process would be helpful and much appreciated so please feel free to help guide us!