We finally, officially cleared Embassy! Praise the Lord! We weren't suppose to get word until tomorrow, which is when our finder interview had been rescheduled. After being super frustrated with not being able to travel last month, I basically rode Embassy's you know what. Like would email them every other day making sure that they were still on top of our case and seeing if there was anyway to appeal this step in the process or go about it another way. Finally, our consular officer requested a phone interview with the police officer that filed all of the paperwork for Robel's abandonment. It was suppose to be last Monday, then it didn't happen. Tuesday I didn't hear anything and Wednesday I started bugging Embassy again about it. Our officer replied back that they had conducted the phone interview, but were still requiring the finder interview on the 17th. Keep in mind that we had already booked our tickets for the 20th. Basically, on a scale of 1-10 my stress level was a 75.
Thursday morning I get up and am making breakfast for the kids when the Hubby comes in and asks if we cleared Embassy? Umm...no, why would he even ask me that? Well, he asked me that because Embassy had emailed HIM and told HIM that they were going to go ahead and clear us and were cancelling our finder interview based on having enough information from the police officer. First of all, why the crap are they emailing HIM? I send and receive all the emails, I stay in contact with all the important people, I did 99% of the leg work in this adoption but they email HIM the most important and exciting news EVER. Jerks. Second, it is only by the grace of God and the hundreds, maybe thousands of prayers that were being poured out on our behalf that we got cleared without a finder interview. That basically never happens. Ever. To God be the glory!
So, this week is slightly stressful. Here are the most common asked questions from this past week..Am I ready? No. Have I packed? No. Am I excited? I don't have time for that yet. Where is Robel going to sleep? No idea. Am I going to drug him on the plane ride home? Absolutely.
Pretty much the only things I can focus on right now is my ever long to do list and praying that we aren't on the next flight 370. Can I get an amen? No seriously, we updated our will just in case...
Pray for us.