Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Latest word from the embassy

The U.S. Embassy released another notice today stating that the law has been signed by Pres. Yushchenko giving the NAC temporary authority until May 1, when the new ministry will take over adoptions. That would be the general summary. :) The important part for us comes in the FAQs they listed at the end:

"Q: Will the NAC accept all new adoption dossiers after it re-opens?
A: The NAC has advised that previous restrictions on acceptance of new dossiers will remain in effect. (See our earlier notices regarding the Government of Ukraine’s concern about the non-compliance rate by American adoptive parents with regard to post-adoption reporting, which is required under Ukrainian law.) The NAC will only accept dossiers filed by U.S. citizens on behalf of certain categories of orphans: siblings of previously adopted children; older children; and children with serious health problems. "

sigh...looks like our dossier will continue to wait in Ukraine. From what we can gather, our dossier will most likely be submitted in May, after the new ministry takes over. That means that we probably won't travel until late summer or fall, which could be very good. Plane tickets will be cheaper and Mark will be that much closer to finishing grad school. Plus, we'll have plenty of time to paint the room that still hasn't been painted. ;)


ShellBelle said...

I'll be praying for things to go well in May and for your travel in late summer or early fall... I am excited to see what God does through all of this - and I can hardly wait to meet your children!

Pat the Bone said...

Does it ever feel like God is trying to teach you patience while you really want him to move onto the next lesson? I know I do a lot of the time, and my timetables rarely get pushed around like your adoption schedule has.

I'll keep you and your entire family in my prayers.