I think I mentioned before that we have to RE-adopt Lucy here in the states in order for her to have a US birth certificate (for things like school and a passport) even though she is a US citizen and was the minute we left Chinese airspace. She has a certificate of citizenship that apparently doesn't mean a whole hell of a lot to those who can make money off of the situation.
So, we paid a lawyer a few grand to process the same paperwork that has been processed multiple times in our journey to adopt. And now this: do you remember the fingerprints they said expired every year? Oh wait, they don't actually expire, they just delete them every year to keep their records clean. Well huh...this is the email I got over the weekend from our social worker:
Social worker: I am working on your report for court and I have attached forms that I need you to complete/sign.
1) Authorization for Background Check-Both you and Len need to complete separate form, sign and date. Email back to me the completed form.
Me: Please tell me we don't have to be re-fingerprinted?!
Social worker: Yes, but you just have to fill out the form because you have already been printed. They will re-run your prints in the system.
Lisa: And there is a fee associated with this?
Social worker: Yes, $66.00 per person. On the form you need to fill out your credit card information and fax it in.
Are you kidding me with this?
I will be stopping now because I have just spent the last few minutes deleting the string of epithets that spontaneously erupted out of my fingertips.