Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Disappointing News

Not sure what is up in Bulgaria, but word is that there will be no court dates until the end of September at the earliest.

VERY Disappointing.

We have always been "it is their country-- respect their rules" people.  I'm sure there is a solid reason for this delay,  but I am heartbroken about it.

Hopefully whatever the problem is can be worked out quickly so we can "bring the boys home" (thanks Freda Payne) as soon as possible.

A Bummed papa

Friday, August 26, 2011

A Quick Update

The boys and I took a quick trip to Columbus this week to get more paperwork apostilled and FedExd off to Bulgaria. All the papers arrived early this morning. Plus our new FBI  clearances arrived today.  2 steps closer!

Now we sit and wait for Officer X.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

okay---- I know it is the same pic but---GOSH

New Derrik Pic

Thanks to the director of Derrik's Orphanage and Toni for passing along a couple of new photos of the little guy!

It looks like that extra 400 calories a day is helping. His face and arms look chunkier

We are hurrying!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Another Step Completed!

It was 3 weeks today since we left Screech.

We now know that our second stage docs were accepted at DHS on Wednesday. They cashed (without issue) the check that they said was not correct a week ago.

The papers now go to Officer "X" hopefully for speedy processing--

more when we know more



Monday, August 15, 2011

The Goods Have Arrived

All the stage 2 paperwork is back in Texas. Please pray that the intake person gets it in and to Officer X. ASAP

Friday, August 12, 2011


Our application came back today ---DENIED!

part our fault, part the feds

They said we did not include a check---duh they scanned it in -it was there--- in the right amount--- in the right color ink-- made out to the right people with our case number attached

but shame on us-- we missed one of the several signature pages--- Never done that before--- no excuse-- we screwed up.

We tried to call "Officer X" (We have heard the horror stories about her, but she was great with round one for us) but got her voice mail. No call back today-- so we decided to re submit anyway

50 bucks to get it back to Texas in one day--- worth every penny (and so much more) if we can get the boys home one day faster--- we MUST be more careful moving forward---Both boys (especially Derrik) cannot afford more mistakes.

Feeling kind of stupid===


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Now The Hard Part...

...waiting and waiting...

Our stuff got to Texas USCIS last week. I've been checking every few hours to see if they have cashed the check yet-- they have not. The FBI has and we should have our prints this week to send off for apostille.

Now back to the task at hand---waiting and waiting and waiting

Thursday, August 4, 2011

One Week Since Our Last Visit

It is hard to believe, but it's been a week since we last saw Martin and 2 weeks since we held Derrik.

All of our stage 2 paper work should be in Texas by now--- other than that-- no news...

We wait... our new boys wait....

Monday, August 1, 2011

Delta--- Gotta love it

Still no bags.

I got a call from Delta saying that my bags arrived last night in Daytona Beach, FL. That is great except they were supposed to arrive in DAYTON, OH-- I called to try to let them know of the error but the auto attendant said that due to the high call volume they could not connect me--- Gee I wonder why?!?!