A Lot and Not a Lot – One Month Later

If this is a paper pregnancy, are these contractions?

James

A few weeks ago, we received James’ birth certificate and documents that detailed the termination of his birth parents’ rights. Reading the story and seeing in black and white that his mom had relinquished rights was very hard (even though we knew that had taken place before, it just became very real and very, very sad) and both Jason and I had a difficult time imagining all of the hurt that is wrapped up in this situation. James’ history, the details of it, are something that we won’t be sharing freely, out of respect for him. That sort of thing is his to share at some point when he is ready, and we will just keep things very general if asked.

Receiving the documents indicated that the “To Whom it May Concern” letter (AKA the letter we have been waiting on for like a year) was on its way as well, and we were informed that it arrived today! This means we can have a more firm expectation (rather than total guesswork) of traveling by/in April to pick up our boy. *big sigh of relief* Granted, the political climate is turbulent, and a lot can happen in two months, but our case worker seemed to think this would be a reasonable timeline.

Between now and then, our i800 form is being submitted to the US, the US will approve and send that to the US embassy in Bangkok, the US embassy will send that to the DSDW, some other paperwork needs to be given to someone during this time (thank goodness our case worker knows what is going on), and then, once the TRC is notified, we get to choose a travel date and go. Please be in prayer, if you choose to, that our patience tanks would be refilled, that James would be well cared for and safe in the time that remains, that the violent unrest in Bangkok would result in good progress for the Thai people and that everyone involved in the processing of orphan paperwork around the world would HUSTLE.

Bangkok, Thailand

JV

Due to the nature of Ukrainian adoption/hosting policies, we will need to share any info on JV in person. Just ask 🙂

Thank you, dear friends and family.

Kiev, Ukraine
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2 thoughts on “A Lot and Not a Lot – One Month Later

  1. Lynn Corbin March 16, 2014 / 18:02

    I have been following your blog for a while now – thank you so much for sharing your journey. My husband and I are currently waiting for our Article 16 paperwork so we can hopefully travel soon after to bring our daughter home (also thru the TRC!). With all the current unrest in Bangkok it has been a struggle for me to keep my mind on Him. God bless you and your little family!

    • camorlinga March 16, 2014 / 22:09

      Hi Lynn, that is so exciting! Thank you for dropping me a note. You’re sooo close to meeting your little girl! I just read through your latest posts and LOVE your honesty about how difficult the waiting and uncertainty can be. I hope our travel dates overlap. That would be really neat 🙂

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