Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. I am taking a blogging break to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends. I will be back to blogging world after the New Year and hoping 2009 brings us all that we wish for. All the Best Kate.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Trying to Keep the Faith

Just a quick update on the adoption front. Our dossier is at our agency and all ready to go to the Kyrgyz embassy. That's the good news. After speaking wih the country coordinator at our agency we along with other families have decided to not forward the dossier at this time. The program is completely stalled and no one seems to know why.All information coming from the in country team is positive yet no cases are moving forward. Our agency did receive some referrals recently but can not even move them forward because all families are waiting for approval from the adoption commitee.The government has not responded either positively or negatively to the DOS request for an update. They simply are just not responding.No one knows if this is a problem or just a continuation of the reorganization slowdown. With the absence of information if we forward the dossier and the program closes we will lose more money. We are trying to be cautious. Caution and emotion are a very diffficult combination for me. We need prayer finger crossing or any combination of the two right now. The agency doesn't expect any info until into the new year. My goal now is to try not to get so wrapped up in all this that it effects my holidays with our beautiful daughter and my loving husband that is where I will focus my energy.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

We're Back !!!!

We're back from sunny Florida to freezing New York.Oh well all good things must come to an end. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to come home. We spent Thanksgiving with our friend Mickey. The weather was great it only rained on our last day. We returned Monday evening and I was back to work Tuesday this week has been hectic and I only feel after this weekend that I am getting things in order. Now full steam ahead to Christmas.
Our dossier is at our agency waiting for our homestudy to catch up with it. Our homestudy was not sent by the homestudy agency for authentication so a little bump in the road. They are hopeful that it will be ready to go to Us Dept of State by the end of the week. So we keep moving things along. In January we will have been involved in this adoption for two years. I can't beleive the time that has gone by. We are hoping 2009 will be our year and we can begin our lives as a family of four. I'll keep you posted.