We hustled and got our big folder turned in to our home study agency, and now we have to wait for them to go through it all and set up our interviews.
We have dossier paperwork to do, but that can't go anywhere until the home study is complete, so there is not a whole lot we can do there.
I have been having a heck of a time trying to order copies of my birth certificate. The county that I was born in makes the process trickier than many.
It's tough to keep the mental energy going when it feels like things are grinding to a (temporary) halt. When one is pregnant, the baby keeps growing, rain or shine, even on weekends and when government offices are closed. Not so with an adoption; the process actually can STOP. Things can actually get slowed down, and they can take longer than you expect.
By God's grace, we have been receiving lots of encouragement external to the adoption; hearing from people who we have never met who have been praying for Garnet and receiving enthusiastic support from friends at church. This sort of thing helps to keep us excited when we feel like we are wading through a morass of paperwork.
I wish I had a more exciting update to post, as it is, I only have bemused musings. Once our home study is really under way, things should liven up a bit on here.