In front of the conuslate with our Visas!
Woohoo! All went well at the consulate and little Phoebe is now a US permanent resident. Just one question, how old was she? Other than that is was sign 3 forms and pay for our visa and get instructions on the packet we had. Someday I would like to know why it takes the family 2 trips for the child to be a US citizen immediately upon landing, do you think we would change our minds once we had her in the states after all we’ve gone through? How blessed we are to have our child in hand however and to enfold her into our loving arms. It is the most wonderful feeling to have a new baby in the family, it makes us want to go back for more!! There were a ton of adoptive parents there both from Kyrgyz but mostly from Kazak, after hearing how long the Kaz adoptions had to stay I can’t say much about how long we were here.
We had wanted to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch but it conflicted with our appointment at the Embassy. As we were picking up our visas we saw some of the consulate workers peeking out the window to see the entourage.
China Olympic torch bearer
Excited for the Parade
We were able to move the Hallaway family into our hotel, I now understand why they couldn’t put them up the other nite. All the fuss over the Olympics and I think most of them stayed at our hotel. What we don’t understand is why the Kazzhol, even though they had reservations through the 3rd of April this week, told them they no longer had reservations the night of the 2nd. That is not good PR. Thank God they were able to get in here but it took a bit of fuss.
Altogether at the Intercontinental
Tomorrow am we have to get up at 4 am, take the hotel shuttle to the airport and leave Kaz Lord willing at 720 am. I can hardly wait. I’ll have to say it was harder the second time around, all we really wanted to do was go home after we had her. There wasn’t anything that new that was worth staying around for. And our hearts aches for our son whom we’ve missed tremendously not to mention our puppies. For now we are headed to down to the Asian Café for a celebratory dinner! Don't forget to scroll down for a post I just published before the short story that you may have missed!
Phoebe too excited to go home!
Can't I ride in the plane?
WE need to rescue our son:)