Monday, March 21, 2011

And so it begins....

all over again.

It's that time when things are about to expire and I have to do everything all over again.

Today, I mailed out my request to be re-fingerprinted; my fingerprints apparently expire in July. Who knew?

In May, I'll contact my home study person and have her start with my Maryland background check (they take a bit longer than New York), and then in June or July to start with New York. I'll have to get another physical and have my doctor fill out all of that paperwork, so that she can update and renew my home study.

And then, all that running around getting things notarized, mailing things off to the capital, and going to the Sheriff's office, and the County Clerk's office....I get to do it all over again and redo my dossier.

The only good thing about it all? Well, hopefully that means my paperwork will be current enough that there will be no issues when I go to court in Ethiopia, but also, being busy is a good thing. Keeping busy and doing stuff, rather than just waiting and waiting, makes me feel useful.

And so it begins....all over again.


  1. How do fingerprints expire exactly? They certainly do make you jump through a lot of hoops, don't they?

  2. I was puzzled by that as well :)

  3. Ugh, redoing things sure does suck. We had to redo a lot because, even though we had our referral, things were going to expire while we were in Colombia, and they have to be current for Sentencia. Of course, we got a good court and had Sentenia about a week before our new paperwork would have to be needed. Just save ALL your receipts for tax time...every expense counts!