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Adoption Order

I heard from our social worker last night. There has been a very long delay in the issuing of our adoption order due to the new child act. Our adoption was delayed in order to go through on the new act. One of the delays is that social workers in private practise have to present a report to the department of social welfare on each adoption case, it then gets approved by the department, who write whats called a covering letter which is attached to all our paperwork before being submitted to the commissioner.

Our report was approved by social services last week and our covering letter will be ready for collection on Thursday and is being presented along with all the paperwork to the commissioner on Friday. Then next week is off to the Adoption registry in Pretoria and finally after that we will be able to have Ava’s name changed and she will be well and truly ours.

It has been a long and very stressful process. I have worried from start to finish and to be honest, the closer we get to the finish line, the more I find things to worry about. Years of infertility and more specifically recurrent miscarriage has taught me that at some point things will go wrong. I realize now I’ve spent the last 5 odd months with bated breath, stealing myself for something to go wrong. Now we’re so close and I feel even more anxious.

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14 Comments

  • Reply tanyakov

    The “finish line” in this process is so close… all the best, and hope it goes smoothly.

    May 25, 2010 at 9:08 am
  • Reply niseysmusings

    so glad its almost over!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:25 am
  • Reply TJ

    Good luck for this last stretch!

    May 25, 2010 at 10:31 am
  • Reply mayflowerladybugs

    Ai good luck S! Really hope this last bit will fly past – I for one never knew adoption was such an involved and long process. xxx

    May 25, 2010 at 10:35 am
  • Reply ldr1604

    Gee whiz so many hurdles in the process. I really hope all will be sorted our as soon as possible.

    May 25, 2010 at 11:24 am
  • Reply mrssee2

    The end is in sight and I hope it goes quickly and smoothly.
    I had no idea it all took so long to complete.

    May 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply marina1605

    All the best Sharon, min dae!

    May 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply charnetrollip

    all i can say is i understand BUT all will be fine, this is just formality

    xxx

    May 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply dee

    I can only imagine how anxious you are BUT the end IS in site. xxx

    May 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply suestuart

    You are there Sharon! I hope this last little bit is plain sailing. Am waiting in anticipation for the “it’s approved” post!

    May 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  • Reply staceysthoughts

    I can imagine the stress and anxiety as you look ahead to this next big (and final) step. Hoping this goes as smoothly as possible and then no more worries! Still so happy for you and your sweet blessing.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply orbit365

    Sjoe…I can imagine how anxious you are. All the best. Am praying for all of you..x

    Julia

    May 25, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply lea2109

    Hugs, prayers and thoughts. Before you know it it will all be done and in place!

    May 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply pandoragelb

    Been there! That little piece of paper will feel so great!

    May 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm
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