Although a lot of our family and friends know this already, I am officially announcing to the world that we are starting the process to adopt again. We are going to go the international route (from Rwanda) this time and I am very anxious to get the process started.
From all of the research I have done, we should have a new son join our family in 12 - 18 months. I have already called the social worker that did the home study for our domestic adoption and he is willing and able to do our home study for this adoption too. I am hoping that we'll be able to get the home study done relatively quickly since he already knows us and can use our prior home study as a starting point for a lot of the boiler plate stuff. Unfortunately the first part of the process (after the home study) is getting approval from the INS and the Dallas field office has one of the longest processing times in the country. The national average to process a I-600A is 3.5 months and the Dallas office averages 7.7 months. We are just starting the process and I am already annoyed by the potential delays but just pray and hope that our son is/will be well taken care of until we can get to Rwanda.
I'll be using this blog to track our progress in this journey.
I will be happy to answer any questions if you leave them in the comments.