Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been...

I'm starting to look at this whole adoption thing as a trip, a trip that never ends!  I'm one of those people that likes to go on vacation, but loves coming home even more.  I'm a homer...a person who enjoy the comforts of home.  So, this adoption trip has been way too long for me, way out of my comfort zone... and guess what!?!, you guessed it, it's only going to get longer!  We found out last week that we will not be submitted to the Ministry this year, we will have to wait until January.  I didn't cry, I actually laughed because it has gotten to the point of sheer absurdity.  The sad thing is Ty is the victim.  Because he has no health problems and because he is in a foster home with no other children they decided it wasn't too urgent to get him to his forever family.  Call me crazy, but urgency is exactly what is at stake here.  Poor Ty has no idea that life as he knows it will someday, not sure when, be ripped away from him and keeping him there longer will only make the process harder for him (and us).  At best he will be 18 months when we get him, so sad to think of all the milestones he has met and continues to meet without us.  The other victim is his foster mother.  Think of how hard it is going to be for her to give him up after all that time.  Is the Korean government thinking of any of these things when they make their absurd decisions? 

So Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years will again be celebrated without Ty this year:(