If you've ever wondered how to make an expectant adoptive parent panic and/or sweat, here are some ideas:
1) With just four business days before the parent is to board a plane, tell them several of their documents have *just* expired (last week) and they should bring new ones along. If you they are documents that took weeks to get the first time around, panic, sweating, and an increased heart rate will ensue.
2) Make sure some of those documents have to be signed by government agencies, who are all closed for a federal holiday.
3) If you are a medical provider who would need to sign the documents listed in item #2, now would be a good time to go on vacation.
4) Airline prices increase each day closer to flight time they are purchased, (or each minute depending upon the airline!) In order to purchase the child's ticket to the U.S. the adoptive parent needs the child's name. If you forget to give the child's name, you're sure to cause them some level of anxiety.
This is just part of adopting, and I'm sure if I read back to Axel's adoption there were moments here and there when it happened. There are a few adoptive parents reading here. What things sent YOU into a panic?