adoption update :: roadblock #1

If anyone ever tells you that adoption is easy... they are liars.

On Friday we encountered our first major roadblock in the process.  Back in September we had our fingerprints taken and mailed to the FBI for our formal background check.  Well, on Friday we finally received our results.

The first thing we noticed was that mine and Lance's letters looked pretty different from one another...

Lance's...

Mine...

If both of our FBI background checks came back clear, you would think they would look the same... right?  

We opened Lance's first...
All clear.  Good to know Lance doesn't have any secret arrests that I didn't know about:)

But now that leaves mine...  Why were my results in a big fancy envelope??  Did the FBI know about the time I tried to steal a tube of purple lipstick from the dollar store when I was 8??  Crap, do speeding tickets go against your background check??  dum, dum, dum....

No criminal record... but apparently I'm a really crappy fingerprint taker.  "The quality of characteristics is too low to be used."  Ugh.

Yep, looks like someone gets to take her fingerprints again.

Adoption is hard work people.  The process is long... the paperwork is ridiculous... the cost is high...
but one day... one day... it will all be worth it:)