Whenever I get mail from our USA agency or USA lawyer my heart sort of skips a beat. I instantly prepare myself for the worst, then I just open the letter/package to dive into whatever crazy is inside the package.
The very thought of being sent a refund had me baffled. In fact, I was so surprised I walked into the other room where Baby MPB and Mr. MPB were playing to exclaim my surprise.
Who knew we’d both be super excited by $400 USD? Truthfully, neither of us truly cared about the $400. Compared to what we spent, $400 is almost irrelevant and doesn’t even start to pay down our debt. What we cared about the surprise refund – the principal of the matter. We paid cash for something and the service provider didn’t use all the cash so they returned it. Who would have thought?!
Now is where I feel the need to share that we were forced to pay for multiple weeks of cradle care with our USA agency – we only used 1 week. Yet, we have never seen a refund for the unused weeks. And, I know we never will be.
See, things like a refund for unused services shouldn’t be a surprise, not in the modern world we live in. But when it comes to our international adoption, nothing has been normal and common sense has not governed the process. So, here we are, surprised by something that normally we take for granted.
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