Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Possible Setback

Well, we got some news that possibly could be a "setback." Rwanda is requiring some new things:
1) that the physical (medical) forms be dated within 3 months, of arriving in Rwanda (ours were dated in November and arrived in Rwanda the end of March, so we are at 4 months)
2) that the guardianship form be more a form that could hold up in court. Right now it is just a form that the guardians sign, it doesn't have to be notarized, etc.  It is more used for the homestudy paperwork than for the dossier.

Our agency has presented the changes to all of the families who are in the Rwanda program. They have said that these are new required forms for those who are still in the home study and dossier process. They are working with the Rwandan government to see if families whose dossiers are already in Rwanda need to redo these forms.   So we wait and see...

This would not be as simple as just completing the forms.  We would complete the new forms, have them notarized, then authenticated by the state (which means a state capitol visit) then Fedex to Rwanda to meet up with all of our other paperwork. So at least a couple of weeks would be added to our wait.  Now, if this is a "setback" to allow more time for our child to become ready for us, then I am happy to do it.  If not, come on already and just approve us :).  




Another FAVORITE song of mine and very appropriate for my soul status:

3 comments:

Kari said...

Oh Ashley, these set backs are soooo difficult. I'm very sorry to hear about the new changes & possible delays for your referral. Your spirit is right on...God will not allow your child to be in Rwanda a second longer than He has planned!! Can't wait to hear news...

Kara said...

Sorry you have to wait, I can only imagine the frustration. Love that song though...just remember to serve Him while your waiting and it will go by quicker!

rarmatisfurr said...

Got your message--we're sending the documents to be safe. Our dossier arrived 4-29....days before they made the changes. We'll see. I'll be thinking of you.