Monday, August 25, 2008
Well everything was going pretty good. Jolynn, Brianna, Caleb, and Reece went back to Wisconsin after court. Kathren has attached to everyone. She kisses and hugs us all. She loves lala ( baby). We had court and our 10 day waiting period was up on Thursday August 21st. We got our papers from court and were off to get our birth certificate. It is quite a process. We had to go from Berdanske to Zaphoriah to Pology to Marispol back to Zaphoriah and back to Berdanske. It is 2 hours between towns. It was to do with where she was born and where her original birth certificate made and where it needs to be registered at. The region is closed on Monday August 25th for their independence day. Here is the bad news. We need to get Kathren a passport and the Ukraine has started a new passport system. The Ukrainian people need to get new passports. They use their passports like we use our drivers license. They are way behind on making passports and now they have closed the factory because they are going to move it. It is in Kiev currently. I don't where they plan on moving it. They plan on reopening it on September 3rd. I have had experience with them to know what they say and what they do are not necessarily the same thing. There is no guarantee. If they do open on the 3rd, I don't know how long it will take to get the passport. They are currently saying 3 to 10 days. Jim and Haliey are probably coming home on August 29th without Kathren. Unless we know for sure we can get a passport early to next week. Haliey needs to start school and Jim needs to get back to school. If they come back without her, we are hoping that the lady helping with the adoption can get the passport and bring her to Kiev so Jim will just need to do the physical and the embassy and be on their way back. Maybe he can fly out on a Sat. get there Sun. do the embassy and physical on Monday and be on their way home on Tues. and be back to work on Wed. Please pray that we get a passport soon so our family can finally be all together. There are some old passports you can get next day, but they are not legal and they are very hard to get. We are praying for a miracle.