Time in Kigali Rwanda

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

disappointing news

I got a call from our caseworker today. I had contacted her earlier this week because I had noticed that other adopting families, from another agency, were getting documents authenticated at the state level and I wanted to see if we missed something, or if Rwanda had changed their policies again (they have been doing this because adoptions from there are still pretty new and they are still trying to nail down their specific policies). Our caseworker at our agency called the Rwandan embassy (where our paperwork has been for the last three weeks) and they told her a couple of things. 1. The person who had been in charge of processing paperwork to go to Rwanda left suddenly last week and it will be at least a couple of weeks before they find a replacement for her and start processing paperwork again. 2. At this time they are not requiring that documents be authenticated, but they might when they get the new person in place...
What this means for us is that a. we are going to have to wait at least a month or more than we expected to even to get our paperwork passed through to Rwanda. and b. just to be safe, we will have to get our dossier back from them (the embassy where it is sitting on the workers desk to be processed) and send it back to the State of SD to have all our paperwork authenticated. I'm sad, because this delay has added more time and more money to our process (not having to authenticate the docs saved us about $700). And, I realize that everyone says 'all in God's perfect timing!!!' which I know is right thinking, but it still stinks, and I still feel frustrated cuz' I just want the process to go faster, not slower, so that we can meet our baby(s). I knew going into this that there might be some hiccups... but it is still pretty annoying when those hiccups actually happen. Perseverance, Perseverance, Perseverance. Patients, Patients, Patients. Prayer, Prayer, Prayer. :)

4 comments:

Alwys Shoppin said...

God's plan is a perfect plan, maybe your babies aren't born yet - maybe he is waiting for those twins in the picture to be old enough to be yours :) Patience...

Heidi said...

What a bummer! I am so sorry this has happened in your adoption process. It's easy to start doubting the "rightness" of our decision to adopt when stuff like this happens. But then I cling to His promise that "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it!" Praying for you...Heidi

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear that! We also have not authenticated any documents (we just got our USCIS fingerprint last weekend) but weren't planning on having the state authenticate them. Sounds like we should do that to be safe? It's all God's timing, be at peace! Jen Jones jenmjones@gmail.com (cropf family adoption)

author said...

I just started following your blog. I found you through another girl adopting from Rwanda who found my blog as we're adopting from Rwanda too. Actually I see she left a comment also...Jen. I'm so sorry that the process has slowed down a bit, but I wanted to encourage you as you've encouraged me this morning. We are at the very beginning stages of the paper trail/home study and it seems daunting; but thank you for your words! I'd love to connect online. Check out our blog: fisherbloggers.blogspot.com. My name is Becky @ bfisherhb@yahoo.com. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!