Adoption news

We got our corrected adoption decree the Friday before last and were told it would be a week to get the birth certificate. At the end of the week, we were told that due to Easter, it would be another week. Today, I am told that the birth certificate office is waiting on something from the village and it will be another week.

A week at a time doesn’t seem too bad, but when I look at the calendar and realize that it has been 2 months since I saw Coen, and we still haven’t even applied for his passport, I get nauseous. We’ve just missed 2 months of his life.

I asked how long it will take once we apply for the passport and was told 1 month. I’m skeptical. After that, we still have to get a visa appointment which could take another month.

I’m trying to stay optimistic that we’ll have him home in July. Funny, July is optimistic. It used to be that May was optimistic.



  1. I feel your pain! We were sure Faith would be home by Easter, I about melted down the week before Easter finally having to realize that she would not be home. We lost 6 weeks of time in Jan/Feb because our attorney didn't request our paper work. I feel she should have been home a month ago but God obviously has other plans. At least I have a court date to count down to then it will be another 3-4 weeks of unknown! Praying that you get the paper work you need asap! Send St. Anthony to find what you need, he has never let me down and who better than the patron St. of Lost Objects?!

  2. Can't wait to meet little Coen!!

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