Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Why do they do that?

For the last couple of weeks I've been thinking that we are "just waiting for a letter of invitation".  Well I was WRONG!  It seems that the Russian Department of Education has changed one of the initial pieces of paperwork, this letter to "search for a child" paper that we filled out many, many months ago, must be filled out again... does it matter that we already have a referral? A child waiting for us to meet her? Only to us.

So, again, I'll fill out the paper, get it notarized and send it to Austin for apostilling. Get it back, send it to the agency and then it will go to Russia... how long will it take?  No one can answer this question.  When will we get to meet this little girl we are desperately wanting to hug and love?  Another question that cannot be answered by anyone.  Our prayer is that the God who is love, who has set our little one apart for us, will smooth the way...it shouldn't be this difficult...  :-(


  1. Here's a hoop- please jump through it. . . .that looked good, but now we need you to pirouette as you jump through it. . . .better. . . but we reserve the right to ask you to do it again but with the other leg first. :o)
    PS- I found you through Trisha's blog. We are heading back to Russia next month for our court date. Praying for you and your invite for trip #1!!! :o)

  2. I know the feeling we are waiting on a referral from Vlad and also just had to redo our petition to search.I will say a prayer you hear something soon.Who knows maybe we will end up there at the same time.

  3. Always something changing. After trip #1 it won't bother you as much... you'll just expect it. Not that it makes it any easier but it gets better, I promise!!