Friday, October 23, 2009

Almost ready to Apostille for the 2nd time

We have all of the updated paperwork with the exception of the home study addendum. We had a little problem on getting one of the medicals back, but we have now passed that on to our social worker and should have everything back in time to get it to Ukraine within the next week.

It seemed like such a long time when we found out about the submission date, but the time has really passed quickly. As much as we would love to have our children for Christmas, we are concerned about being in Ukraine during the holidays. Of course, we will go whenever we are told to do so, but hate the thought of having to spend additional time there while the government offices are closed for the holidays.

My HR Director had me complete the FMLA request this week. Our company is a national company, but we do not have a huge workforce. She said that we need to get it forwarded to our home office because she doesn't think they have handled a FMLA for this type of adoption before. Which reminds me. - I need to email our facilitator and let her know that I will need a copy of the appointment letter scanned to myself and HR. They will need something official and that is all I can think of to provide them in advance of the trip. Any suggestions from those of you have been there, done that?

I am excited and ready to get started on the room for the child(ren.) It is hard not knowing if we will come home with one or two children and the ages/sexes.

My sister has a trundle bed that she is giving us. I bought a duvet cover that has bright blue, light blue and green stripes on it and have purchased sheets in solid colors that match. This should work for either sex and can be prissied up with some ruffles, etc. if we do get a little girl. We will just move the furniture and get that bed ready before we leave. We can adjust accordingly when we get home and I am sure that our parents, brother and sister will help if we need anything set up before we get back.

I just cannot believe that we are this close now. I have tried so hard to hold my excitement in case we submit and have to re-do something and get a new submission date, but sometimes, I just can't hold it in.

Please keep us in your prayers as we travel further in this journey.




Monika said...

Wishing you all the best and GOD's very best in timing and everything. IT is quite a process. WOW

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Christmas in Ukraine is a beautiful sight to see! However, everything does shut down during the first few weeks in January (their christmas) so most folks do come home during that time. Don't worry about the FMLA. They have to issue you clearance or what not for your adoption. So close. Praying you travel soon.