Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keep Moving Forward

I just received an update from the dossier preparer thar our dossier is at the Dept of State and she is expecting it to be returned by the end of the week.The last step before going to Krygz is the embassy in Washington for preliminary confirmation then on to Bishkek Krygz. I keep my eye on the really great prize at the end. I'll keep you posted

Monday, November 17, 2008

Calmer Heads Will Prevail

I had both an email and phone conference with our program coordinator this am. After speaking with her and being updated they are concerned about the DOS statement but not thinking shutdown. They continue to believe that the delays we are seeing are related to the restructuring of the program and less about considering shutting down. She also had a conference with the in country coordinator who indicated the same. I feel much better having spoken with her and feel that perhaps the reorganization on this end will lessen the time to travel between the first and second trip,which having been through 5 months waiting for Olivia to come home is the most difficult wait.
So we are continuing to move along. Our dossier has been sent for translation and the preparer is pursuing the necessary authentications. Stay Tuned one thing you can count on with international adoption is a rocky ride.
A fun picture from soccer of Olivia and her cousin.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

OH NO Please Not Again!!!!!

The Department of State recommends adoptive parents and agencies exercise caution in pursuing an intercountry adoption from Kyrgyzstan. A number of prospective adoptive parents have reported that their cases are not being processed. The U.S. Embassy has requested official clarification, but no formal announcement has been made.

According to local experts, few if any cases are being processed at this time. Further, the government of Kyrgyzstan appears to be making moves to strengthen its internal controls of and develop new legislation on adoptions. It has been reported that Kyrgyz citizens may have been denied the opportunity to adopt during the past year, even while some intercountry adoptions by non-citizens were being approved. At this time it is not clear what action will be taken on pending cases or if the Government of Kyrgyzstan will accept any new cases

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the situation and will provide clarification as soon as it is received.
This is the latest announcement from the Department Of State these announcements always seem to come on Friday when you can not speak to anyone at the agency. I will be calling the agency first thing Monday to get info. I have been at this long enough to know that often these announcements are not always what they seem,so I am trying to remain calm. Please everyone keep their fingers crossed for us and that this process will continue. I will post more information as it becomes available. Steve says cooler heads will prevail so I am trying!!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Love a Toothless Grin

Olivia's beautiful toothless smile and Einstein's glowing eyes Enough said.

Third Times A Charm

Well this is the third dossier I have completed for international adoption and this is the best yet. We only had to correct one document AMAZING and that correction was because I was referred to as Kate and not my legal name. The document is already received and will be on the way to the preparer for authentication. The correct documents have already been faxed to the agency and translation has begun. The hope is that while Department of State certification is being obtained the translation will be in progress and hopefully the two can be done around the same time.
We are in full swing for our big family Disney trip which is right around the corner. Olivia is counting the days and I am looking forward to being in my happy place and in warmer weather.
Hope all is well with everyone I will keep you posted on adoption happenings. All the best-----Kate.
PS___This is last years Halloween picture but I just love it