Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hangups and Hiccups and Horcruxes... oh My!

OK, maybe NOT horcruxes... but it sure FEELS that way right about now!!!

Yesterday I was told that Macy was taken for her required medical appointment... only to have the TB Tine test come out positive.  So... they have to come BACK another time to do a chest xray to make sure there isn't active TB.  Once they get that and it's clear then they will turn that in to the VISA office since the VISA won't be able to be processed until that's complete.  I was told that a return visit for the xray could be a couple days or even a week away.

Then today, Macy's much anticipated VISA interview/appointment, didn't happen!!!  Why?  Because when they brought Macy all the way there they realized/remembered that they had forgotten to bring the required money to pay the VISA fee... which is done PRIOR to the appointment.  And because they didn't have it the appointment was allowed to continue.

After I composed myself in the teacher's lounge of our school, I emailed the Adoption Unit of the Embassy asking for a new appointment and explaining what had happened.  Thankfully they responded rather quickly and gave me a new appointment for TOMORROW morning!

I still haven't heard (though I've asked a few times now) if they were able to get the chest xray or if they have at least an appointment for one.  So... if they haven't, they can have the VISA interview tomorrow but it won't be complete without the medical.  They will have to be given yet another date to bring back the completed medical to finish processing the VISA.  Then it takes a day or more to print and then that is used to get the final exit letter which is needed to leave the country.


But... it's moving... there is an end in sight.  Sometime soon.  Sometime soon.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
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Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you