Many of my adoptive friends know all too well how the journey of adoption can be a roller coaster of emotions.
Last week, I was encouraged. Hopeful. Excited that maybe our travel approval would come as fast as some others with my agency. Over the weekend, I found out that not only 2 families with my agency received their travel approval but FOUR families received their approvals and all had been waiting a week or less. And I also found out one of those four had a special expedite request. So chance of our TA showing up anytime soon (or at least as quickly as those lucky families) is pretty unlikely.
Not to mention, due to all the activity surrounding those TAs, my agency has postponed my travel call until the end of the month further suggesting their expectations are that my TA will not arrive before that time.
So, today finds me a little bit bummed and on the downhill slide of the roller coaster. I've had several folks ask if I am getting excited since we are "so close". And yes, of course there is excitement, but this is likely the hardest wait of all because you ARE so close. And as with every other step of the journey, you are at the mercy of a government not your own. Unfortunately, the longer we wait, the harder it will be.
But the countdown is on...