OK I know, I know......you are all wondering- when is your newest son coming home? Hmmmm......well that is a great question! For matters of privacy there are some and maybe a lot of things that I don't want to share with everyone.
BUT, what I can tell you is that there is paperwork to be finished. Then there is the ICPC to complete. An ICPC is the Interstate compact agreement- this is a paperwork process that has to happen when you adopt a child from a different state. The state where they live now has to agree that your paperwork and clearances are in order. Then the state where you live- where the child is moving to has to agree with that too. Sounds silly, but it is protection so that there is not tr*fficking of children. We did this with Joanna as well. It can take anywhere from 1 week-3weeks, but usually around 1 1/2-2 weeks for MOST people.
This is a different kind of adoption for us because it is private. So it is just a matter of dealing with lawyers. So we wait for the paperwork to get started....and will have to make a judgement call about when we fly to meet him....and of course waiting for ICPC to be completed before we can come back.
So that is pretty vague, but we know that there is always waiting in the adoption process, and it makes the meeting that much sweeter. This is what I wrote on my facebook earlier today....and it sums up everything.....