Thursday, January 28, 2010

INTERPOL is a bad word 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


Nan and Dan said...

We are being submitted next week. We are being told that the clearance should take about 2 weeks. So if you get your form there next week they should start running it right away. By the time you have your SDA appt on the 10th you should at least be halfway through the wait. You need to have the clearance by the time you have court, which won't be for at least another week after that. So hopefully this won't hold you up like it is for families that were already there. Just get your interpol form over there asap!
good luck,

Tim & Rita said...

The permission letter should be there by Wed. Thank goodness our facilitator advised us so that we could get it started before we got there. She did say it can take up to 40 days to clear, but hopefully, they will take care of those who are there and about to travel before those waiting to submit.
Thank you for the encouragement.

Nan and Dan said...

HI! We were submitted yesterday!
Our friends that are there now were told they should have their interpol clearances next week which will be 2 weeks after turning in their form at their sda appt. So you guys should be good to go! good luck!