Well...it may not be a bad word, but it sure did make me say some - I am ashamed to admit.
We found out on Tuesday that the Ukraine court is now requiring an Interpol clearance check and this can take up to 40 days! Luckily we will be able to get the letter there at least a few days ahead of us. The letter authorizing Ukraine to to request the check has to be apostilled by the state before it can be sent to Ukraine.
For those of you who are not familiar with the process, we have done paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. We were made aware of the change in the process earlier this month, but it was supposed to begin with adoption dossiers SUBMITTED in Feb. You submit certain info in order to get approval for your COURT DATE. Our dossier was SUBMITTED last fall and our COURT DATE is 2/10/10. But, now, even families who are in Ukraine trying to complete the adoption process are required to produce this clearance.
Thank goodness we found out before we got there and can get a little head start on it. We are told that it may prolong our time in Ukraine as we wait on this clearance.
We know that is is all in God's hands and that we have to do what the Ukrainian courts require, so we will do what we have to do.
On another note - we may get some winter weather here this weekend. We have had some really cold days, then some warm days. The weather has been strange. I think the cold days have been God's way of preparing us for our travels. Now, let's pray that the weekend will not be too bad. Bad weather causes problems at work because we will be at full census and we have to be staffed properly. And we have a birthday celebration Sat. night for our nephew Bradley who turns 14.
Please keep us in your prayers.
R & T