Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Race to Friday

We're in a sprint to get everything done by Friday, so we can (finally) be in the books with our adoption agency. The hardcopy of our letter was sent over UPS and should arrive on Wednesday morning. (OK note here: I actually mailed it on Monday, but UPS wanted $65 to mail one piece of paper from Phoenix to Los Angeles overnight. Are you kidding me? I want to be a father, but I'm too cheap for that. I opted for the $16 two day deal, and that to me is way too much still. I could have done the post office for less. As a matter of fact, I need to google "cost of raising a kid". If it comes to more then $65 a week, forget it. What am I, made of money?)

We've been corresponding with Lane, and he let us know what paperwork we're missing from our file. So we've been faxing and emailing that. I had our local agency, Adoption Specialists of Arizona, fax over some final home study stuff that they should have sent over with the approval notice back in September. If all goes well, we'll be ready Friday. We'll be linked to IAC's website and they will send out our letters to prospective birth mothers (PBM's in official adoption lingo). Of course, we'll have to get 100 copies of the letter printed and mailed to the IAC, so I'm realistically thinking it will be next Friday, the 13th. Oh. That's not good is it? Well if we get a boy we'll just name him Jason...

6 comments:

Michael said...

Who'd a thought UPS was so expensive.

Wouldn't FedEx have been cheaper?

Anyway, good luck!

Michael said...

Nice letter...

By the way, I can convert your letter into a PDF document, (Adobe Acrobat) if you'd like, and email it to you. PDF documents are great because no one can alter them (if they are secure) and the files are usually smaller than Word docs.

Let me know...

Two Moms With A Plan said...

They say that raising a baby from 0 - 2 years of age adds an extra $10,000 to your expenses per year! So that works out to $192.31 per week. Not too bad... right? Although it does go over your $65/week budget.

Tim and Louie said...

Too late now, but for future reference you may want to consider the old US Post Office.

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate envelopes mail for less than $5.00 and to CA from AZ would only take 2, 3 days max.

I'm really excited for you two. You are getting closer and closer to your goals!

Awesome!

- Louie

mcbjen said...

I am very happy for you guys, closer and closer.

You are cracking me up with the $65.00 thing. Wait my friend, until they go to school, and they deceide that Payless shoes are not cool anymore. You spend your day going from one store to the next looking for cool shoes. ha ha

So excited for you guys, have a great night.

Bobby said...

You think I can't do $65 a week? Ha! In your shoes example, you buy shoes that are 3 sizes too large and stuff the toes with tissue paper. Every month you take a little out until they finally grow out of them. That way you stretch out the life of the shoes from 3 months to one pair a year. Simple! Geez, you people call yourself parents??