Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good news!  Our facilitator registered our paperwork today with the SDA.  The next step is for our paperwork to be submitted, and our date for submission is March 16.  Yippee!!  After March 16, the SDA has 20 working days to enter our information, and give us a travel date.  From what I am reading on other blogs, families are traveling approximately one to two months after they receive their date.  That would put us traveling around May.  That works out perfectly....being that we are both teachers, and that is right before summer vacation.  Not to mention, we will both be home with the kids until September.  Bill will then return to work, and I may take some extra time at home. 

...or so we thought

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Our caseworker contacted us today about Bill's medical form.  She said there was a "mark" on the paper, and the facilitator in Ukraine said our whole dossier could be rejected because of it.  SO....tomorrow I am going up to the doctor's to get a new form filled out.  I called today, and they said they would have it done by the end of the day, including notary.  We will then have it apostiled on Saturday, and to Larissa on Monday.  I looked at my copy of the form, and Dr. T wrote a 2 instead of a 1 for January when writing the date, and put a line through it.  That's the culprit!

The little bit of good news is that the facilitator is going to attempt to register us "as is" next week.  Surprisingly, she said SDA has been submitting a week after registration.  I have learned through this process to not get too excited about what "may" happen, although the smallest bit of hope always fills me with so much happiness.