Why? Why? Why?
Why do I need to have a state clearance from the state of New Jersey that I was never a criminal there when I have not lived in that state since 1984 and I have a clearance from two years ago stating I was never a criminal there? Why does that piece of paper expire after a year?? Why???
Why won't they accept that paper?
Why must I get clearances AGAIN from every single place we have lived in the last 6 million years when I have lived IN THIS LITTLE HOUSE IN THE WOODS for the last 23 years???
Who decides these things?
I want to talk to them.
I want to tell them that it is absolutely crazy that two clearances - one from New Jersey and one from Texas - are keeping us from finishing our home study. Rob was last in Texas in 1983??? Really??
We are so close. We have been single-minded focused on getting through the mountain of paperwork as fast as we possibly could and we are so close. Our home study is in final review stage and could be mailed off in a matter of days except for those two crazy pieces of paper.
I get that clearances are important. One time doing them is fine. We did them two years ago. We were cleared in all the states we both lived in. Seven states total. But redoing them two years later... that makes no sense to me and I really really think someone out needs to have their head examined.
I'm heading for South Carolina to the Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville tomorrow. I'm praying all the way there and back that TX and NJ kindly clear our names so that we can be one HUGE step closer to our little girl.