We found out today that there is "chaos" at the SDA and new submissions are moving slowly. However, the facilitator that our agency works with says we have a submission date of May 17th. I can live with that (as long as this date sticks!). At least it's a date, not too far out, to look forward to. BUT...when we were told we would be submitted at the end of April, we didn't have any documents to update. That is NOT the case now. We have less than 3 weeks to get 3 or 4 documents prepared, certified, apostilled & sent. That would be easy to do if they were documents that WE could prepare. Luckily, I have a very good friend who is willing to help us out tremendously!! She is saving us 12 hours in the car to travel to IL just to get a certified copy of our marriage license and then more travel time to the capital to get it apostilled. (and with gas prices today...she's saving us about $300 in gas!!) Andi, we love you!! Thank you so much for helping us!! We also have to redo our medical forms. (and I can hear all the other Ukraine families groan right now -- the dreaded, evil medical forms) I don't know about you, but I'm not sure what insurance company will agree to pay for another HIV, TB, Syphillis, etc...test in less than a 12 mo. period. It's the price we pay, I guess. :) It will all be worth it! Next week will be filled with running all over to dr.'s appointments and to the capital getting all the apostilling done. Thank goodness Tru works in the capital city!! I'd say we are in the "hurry up" part of adoption. Give it two weeks and we'll be back to "waiting" again.
We'll be sure to update with the latest happenings in this crazy ride!!