If I had an assistant, she would also require an assistant to get done all the things that I need to do! I am not sure why we keep beginning adoptions right before Christmas, but it definitely makes December even more challenging. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment today after we were fingerprinted, notarized a stack of paperwork, bought money orders and put it all together to send out for the criminal back-ground checks for my home-study. Once I walked in the door, my bubble was popped when the adoption agency called to let me know that I needed to review the 108 pages they just sent me and initial them. I was flabbergasted once I looked through the adoption agency requirements - I had no idea that the Hague could even come up with that many qualifications. One that jumped out at me is producing rabies certificates for all my pets; do cats that move into the barn without my permission and we can't touch get exemptions? I thought it was going to be tough to take the 11 of us for physicals and eye exams!
Here's our first round of papers leaving the local post office -
How do you eat an elephant - one bite at a time.