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Yet another NGO update
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
There are a few rumors about the current situation in the NGO registration process. Actually more like a bunch of rumors. Sifting through what other folks have posted on the various adoption forums is a bit tricky. First, you have to analyze if the poster is saying something that they actually heard from their agency, then you have to determine if their agency are being truthful or just dishing out some BS.

Our agency is often brutally honest and thus usually paints a picture that is not all that optimistic. However, as I have said before, I like that. I would much rather have a conservative and pessimistic estimate than some pie in the sky view.

What all this means to the current prognosis of when the next agency (and obviously I hope it's ours) will get their NGO, there appears to be the issue of vacations by some key folks at the Ministry of Justice in Russia (the folks who grant the NGO registrations).

Our agency's estimate (and again they have usually been on the more conservative side) is that they should know if the application they just recently submitted is approved or if they need to provide additional documents by the end of September. My own guesstimate is that they will get a passing grade and that it will happen within the next couple of weeks.

Regardless, we are finishing up our dossier collection. We have just one last thing we need and that is our marriage certificates being apostilled. After that, we'll send our entire dossier to our agency to be translated into Russian.
posted by Steveg @ 10:30 AM  
  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    Great news! Hoping for the best.

  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Cristina W. said…

    Your agency's explanation makes sense to me. Things are pretty much at a standstill in Aug & Sept throughout much of Russian government due to vacation season.

  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    I personally don't buy the "critical person is on vacation" rumor. Not directly on the heals of the NGO agency's director warning the NGO community that they have only two months left to get registered. I think your agency is playing this wisely with you. Best wishes on NGO and accreditation soon.

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