Process on Pause

thumb160x_pausePeople say that adoption has many hurdles and constant changes. They aren’t kidding. I worked so hard to get all my paperwork done before my case worker went out on knee surgery and it still didn’t pay off.

It’s suggested that I put the process on pause for six months. I’d rather not get into the reasons but this week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me.

Sad. Upset. Frustration. Confusion. Defeat. Unworthy. Unfair. The list goes on…

So for the next six months, this blog might be fairly quiet. I’m not sure what I will have to blog about unless it is about my emotional state while I wait.

I’m trying to see this as a good thing but at times it’s hard. At least I wasn’t denied, but instead just paused.

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5 thoughts on “Process on Pause

  1. Hang in there. In the big picture, six months is a relatively small period of time. Every adoption I know of has taken longer than expected, sometimes years longer. Maybe this is YOUR bump in the road, and in the end, things will resume and speed along.

    • Thanks for the words of encouragement. I do know that adoption is unpredictable, but I always figured it was during the wait, not before the process technically begins.

  2. Ugh. Isn’t waiting the worst? I’m so sorry this has happened. I think the hardest part of international adoption is the “not knowing” and not being in control of the process. I hope it moves along quicker than you expect!

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