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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Travel Plans

Several have asked about our travel plans. We are still sorting out options. One is that our adoption coordinator would really like to bring the boys to us. However, Chile is very strict about children traveling into and out of the country. For instance, if one parent travels with the children, he or she can only do so with a notarized letter of permission from the other parent. If children under 18 travel without parents, they must have a notarized letter of permission from their parents which - if originating in Chile - must also be stamped by the Chilean Department of Justice and the Ministry of Exterior. (If it originates in the States, it must be notarized and also stamped by the nearest Chilean embassy.)

Our coordinator plans to visit the Chilean embassy in Haiti and see what they say before making a final decision. The "pro" to her bringing the boys is that they would get home more quickly. Of course, there are a number of "pros" to our traveling as well and we are willing to do it either way. I've found some good airfare options online but we've been instructed not to make any purchases until the boys' visas are actually in hand. So this means we remain "in limbo" for awhile longer but we trust it will all work out in the end!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I'm sure it will all come together as God intends it. :~)

I did get a chuckle out of your children's prayers. I've found my own entertainment through the years now as my children pray through the 'details.' There's something different about 6-9 year olds praying about IBESR, Dossiers, Important People, Papers, & the most precious of all, protection for their brother, and please, God, don't let him be scared.

Ok. Now I'm crying.

God has blessed us abundantly with our children. Praise His name!