So, last Wednesday, we received the USCIS approval in the mail. YEEEEHHHAAAWWW!! Praise God it came sooo quickly. I was so excited and ready to take a trip to Lincoln to get the documents all apostilled. I decided I better fax them to Meredith and Lydia one more time to make sure there were no mistakes. In doing so, I realized that we were missing one document...the state clearance. We obviously got it done for our homestudy, so I just needed to locate it, right?!? WRONG!! Unfortunately, when we started the adoption process, we were going through a different organization, one which DID NOT require a notarized copy of the clearance. So, I called Lincoln to see if they could simply draw up another copy of the clearance and notarize it. NOPE!! Long story short, we needed to re-do our state fingerprinting! I was (and still am) devastated! I literally felt like I went into the hospital thinking I was in labor and they sent me home.
As I type this up, we are still awaiting that stinkin' notarized clearance form. We are hoping and praying it will come quickly so we can get our dossier sent to Eastern Europe. This waiting is getting harder and harder to do!!