Like a Line of Dominos
Everything that needs to happen for us to be able to bring Water home feels like a big line of dominos. Each one needs to fall just right for the next one to fall and if any one of them is delayed, everything after it is delayed as well. I'm so nervous but praying hard that we will be able fly home as a family next week.
Here are our dominoes:
-Unchallenged termination of paternal parental rights
-Unchallenged adoption hearing
-Obtain copies of adoption decree
-Obtain copies of new birth certificate
(here's where the domino run divides and we have to have everything down two paths go smoothly)
-Obtain a passport within two days of applying -Obtain command sponsorship from Kwaj
It feels like asking so much to have everything go our way. There's so much that could go wrong. What if Water's birth father comes forward? What if I can't make it all the way from Everett, north of Seattle where the adoption hearing will be, to the state offices in Olympia in time to get Water's new birth certificate on the same day as the hearing? I have an appoinment at the Seattle passport office for 8AM the next morning but without a new birth certificate, there's no point. If I do get the the new birth certificate I still have to get his passport and that's asking a lot since I'll be applying on a Friday morning and will need to pick it up by Wednesday morning at the latest. There are so many things that could go wrong but I am hopeful and prayerful that they will all go right.