As many adoptive parents can relate, these minutes, hours, days, weeks and months that go by as you wait for the next step in the process to clear, are so excruciating. It' s the not knowing when each step is going to be completed. Some parents who started after you have already jumped ahead while others who have waited since last year are still no closer. You know that one day this will all be a distant memory, but when you are going through it, it seems to last forever. I am trying to enjoy the days i have left as a childless couple. I'm sure i will yearn for these days again. Staying busy is always helpful (which i am always busy!!!). Little Niko will be home someday soon. I wish we could get in one last vacation before lock down begins LOL! A trip home would be amazing, especially this time of year. I can't wait to take Niko home and let him experience how awesome New Zealand is :) We are a travel couple, so i'm sure he will get to experience lots of great things.