Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

First here is a little something from my amazing 7 year old. He never ceases to amaze me. This is a writing assignment he had for school. They had to right the steps for a process.


Here is the transcription:
How to Adopt from China
1. First you need to do paperwork.
2. Next, you need to do some more.
3. Then, they call you so you can go.
4. Last, you go to China and go to adopt your child.


If only it was that easy, oh to have the wisdom of a child again. This has been a hard week for me adoption paperwork wise. For our last dossier I had the most trouble getting my Physical Forms and attached letters completed correctly. I was hopeful this time with a new Doctor it would be easier-HA! But I just kept smiling and apologizing for the inconvience, even though I was screaming on the inside. Hopefully when I go pick it up this afternoon it will all be correct. I know that they don't understand the severity of one little piece of paper, but this is China we are dealing with and perfection is very important:) I am going to try and keep Ethan's words of wisdom in the forefront of my mind!!! What a great kid!

5 comments:

Christie said...

I just love it, Carla! Ethan will be ready to adopt when he grows up because he already knows the system..HA! It's just a tribute to your patience during the paperchase, way to go Mom!!
Christie

art said...

If only it was that easy!?!?! I am so glad to hear that you all are working on your second adoption. We are going to get busy after the first of the year. It is so hard to believe it has almost been one year!!

Adreanna & Addison

Jenn said...

Carla
I am so excited that your returning to China to bring home another sweetie. You are such a great mom. Hope the paperwork goes well as you work on that dossier. You'd think you could just use the paperwork from last time, but that would be too easy, wouldn't it.
Anyway, looking forward to following along.
<><
Jenn

Oh...one other thing you're it:) I tagged you,and can't wait to read all about you:)

Our Journey to Jillian said...

Precious! Just precious!! I so very much wish we had been able to take our kiddos with us. One day, we will go back!! And one day....we are going to come to Virgina.....

Snap said...

If only it were that easy! :) Great job Ethan!!!

I lucked out on the doctor's forms. My doctor had adopted twice before, so she understood. It was the state level background check that took us forever! I think every dossier has it's "thing" that is tough.