July 11, 2006

Another slowdown...

The courier e-mailed me this morning and said one of our forms needed to be redone because the notary we used has the wrong "commission expires" date on her notary stamp. The date on the stamp has to match what is online on the Secretary of State's web page. So, this morning I have been frantically trying to figure out how to get this form redone. Thank goodness...one of my daycare mom's is going to take a new form to the doctor's office, then someone from the office where my mom used to work is going to go over around 1:30 to notarize it. Now I am trying to figure out how I am going to get it picked back up since the doctor's office closes at 3:30 or 4:00. Then I have to find a FedEx box with supplies in it so that I can have it sent overnight to the courier. If I can get it to her by Thursday, she should be able to take it Thursday or Monday and then we will pay for expedited processing ($50 PER document vs. $20 PER document), but at least it's only one document and not all 16 of them!! The courier is going to go ahead and take the other things to be done, so with the four day turnaround on everything else, we should still get everything back in about the same amount of time hopefully.

Everyone says "one or two days won't make a difference" but it really could make a difference. If Lifelink has three dossiers and are waiting for a fourth, we could miss out on being the fourth due to this glitch. This could mean the difference in getting our baby a month or more later than we would have as we would have to wait for another batch of four before we are sent on (giving us a later log-in date). In the grand scheme of things, a month probably doesn't seem like a big deal, but at this moment, it seems like a really big deal to me.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Hang in there Julie. I know how frustrating this can be. We went through so many snags when we were adopting Joshua. I know how disheartening this can be. It takes a strong person to do any kind of an adoption - but you really have to go through an international adoption in order to fully appreciate the ups and downs. On the flip side, I know it would have been better to not have had this mistake happen but thankfully they caught this before your dossier was sent to China and then denied or really slowed down. Can we say RED TAPE, RED TAPE, RED TAPE!!?? It seems like these little details are so unimportant but yet so necessary in order to have everything just right. Praying for you. Take a deep breath and hang on. You've come so far - your part is almost done and then you can "relax" :-} and wait knowing you have done everything you possibly could to get this done.

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