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Monday, December 22, 2008

We are getting soooooooooooo close!

We got an e-mail from Tony at CHI (adoption agency) stating that we had an urgent matter to be taken care of "since we were sooooooooo close to getting a referral", she didnt want to have anything detain us. She said that when families start getting close to receiving a referral, they have staff in Ethiopia check all the paperwork and see to it that everything is in order. Well, they did not see that our Visa-37 cable ever got there. That means that if we were there to bring her home, she would not be able to get her visa to travel here. So, we have to start back to USCIS (immigration services) resubmitting our adoption approval (they already sent it once back in May) to the NVC(National Visa Center) so they in turn can submit everything (again) to the Ethiopian Embassy. I got an e-mail today from immigrations stating they did send it today to the visa center, so everything is getting taken care of. It just felt good to hear those words out of Tony "we were soooooooo close to a referral!" that it really sugercoated the stressful news learning the paperwork got lost somewhere! None of this delays us receiving and accepting a referral, but it needs to be done way before we travel to get her:)

9 comments:

Misty said...

Fran that is awesome! What a great way to get some bad news - that turns out to be great news!! Yippy for more work, cuz you are SO CLOSE!! Yeah!!

Amanda said...

I'm glad because this means you're getting closer, but I hope you have better luck than we did! It took us two and a half months to get that issue cleared up! I'm hoping the people you have to deal with are MUCH more cooperative!!!

Annie said...

what wonderful words to read! I know that the wait is tough and every bit of realizing that you are getting closer to seeing her face is such an encouragment!
Have a blessed Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I know all about paper work being misplaced. Jason and I dealt with that a lot in Mexico. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. You are in my prayers. What wonderful news to start the new year with!
Connie

Jodi said...

Ahhh - you are close now!!! It is a good thing they caught that official stuff before you actually got the referral... I bet it is right after Christmas!

Julie said...

We had received an e-mail from CHI about a missing POA form just a few weeks before we received our referral. I would really say you are very close. Awesome!
Julie

Fine family said...

That is so AWESOME! Sharon called us about two weeks before we got our referral to "check in" lets hope Toni or Sharon calling is a is a sign ;o)

atHisrighthand said...

OH that is so excitting that you are so close! I am so excited for you! Hope that the paper work gets over there!
Merry Christmas!
Elise

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Super, Super excited for you... Hoping we are right there with you...I think our paper work went our the same day..June 3...Hoping we here great news soon....Erin