antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

ssa, meet irs; irs, meet ssa

As you know, we adopted our second son last year (which finalized in Dec – woohoo!).

A couple weeks ago, we received Zeb’s birth certificate (which needs to be processed after an adoption), and applied for his SSN.

Earlier this week his brand spankin’ new SSN  card arrived – so I got down to finishing our tax return for 2015. Problem:

Rule Number: R0000-504-02
Rule Number Description: The SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN or ITIN) and LAST NAME for Dependent 2 do not match the IRS e-File database. You will need to REVIEW AND MAKE CHANGES to the Dependent 2’s information before resubmitting your return.

Whahuh?

So I got on the phone to the IRS after some scary FAQ pages, it turns out that the IRS only gets data updates from the SSA every few weeks.

The very helpful lady who answered my call and helped me out told me to try again in a couple weeks, and it should go through with no issues.

At least there’s a reason for it to have rejected.

welcome, zebediah!

We got to meet the latest addition to our family a few days ago, on the 5th. For the second time in under a year, we had the last-minute opportunity to adopt a baby boy. Last year we welcomed a 3.5 month-old, and this year we have a newborn.

He’s had some complications, and been in the NICU since a few hours after birth. However, he’s started to make some good progress, and while not out of the woods, is on his way to being able to come home in, hopefully, a week.

Zebediah joins big brother Abijah, and brings our family from three to four.

wait, what?

My wife has done a far more excellent write-up* than I could hope to – but the short version is that I’m now a dad 🙂

We got an out-of-the-blue call a couple weeks ago that there was a ~3 month old baby boy being put for adoption, and did we know anyone who would be able / want to adopt him.

“Anyone”? Why yes, yes we did! Us!

Fast forward to this week – after meetings with lawyers, updating our home study with our adoption agency, and more – we got The Call. The Call came that we could come to NY since birth mom was scheduled to sign all of her paperwork.

We’ve gone on hold for a few months with regards to adopting from Ethiopia while we bond with our new fella – but that’s totally cool with us 🙂


*please contact me privately for access to our other blog if you don’t remember the login

april adoption update

We’ve gotten an update in our adoption process. Please go check out our [private] adoption blog.

If you would like access to it, please leave a comment or email me.

conferences

There need to be coed and/or men-only adoption conferences.

All the ones I know of are for women only.

For example, my wife went to Created for Care this weekend – a ladies-only event. Maybe I should take her advice and start my own 🙂

new rules, new blog locale

Due to new social media rules from one of the agencies we are working with, most updates cannot be shared “publicly” – ie, they must be password-protected.

In follow-up to my post on blog.warrenmyers.com, I’m posting here, too, that the new adoption blog is available at adoption.warrenmyers.com. If you would like access, please email, call, txt, or facebook message me.

continued slowness :|

We are still at 31 this month – there were no referrals in November at all.

We are assured by our agency that this is due to new legal processes in-country, and that it “should pick up soon”.

“Soon” isn’t soon enough 🙂