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Friday, July 27, 2007
So naturally just when I post a video about how long the wait is, just when I tell Stef I'm really having an issue with the current (almost daily) ups and downs of the referral wait, just when we say we have another long wait ahead of us...

BAMM!!! (in the words of Emeril) We got a referral.

We're going to be handling it the way we had planned and therefore will not be posting too much info about it until we at least have travel dates (and thus IA doctor review, etc.). Unfortunately, that may be awhile because our dossier is currently being updated and we have a few issues.

Stef's passport which she just renewed came back wrong. They spelled her name incorrectly even though she noted the error last week on an email they sent her about the fact that they are currently processing it and she contacted them back explaining the error. So first thing Monday she needs to head to the main office in San Francisco to have them do an emergency reprint of the passport.

So there are a few issues we need to work on. But we're very happy right now.
posted by Steveg @ 1:29 PM  
  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    I'm a long time lurker and have been on pins and needles waiting for everyone to start getting their referrals ... congrats !!! How exciting !!! All you paperwork will come together and you'll see your child soon :-)

  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger Dede said…

    I guess we need to do a video so our referral will come to. ;-) Congrats!!!

  • At 4:18 PM, Anonymous JennStar said…

    Holy cow!!! What awesome news! I hope Stef gets her passport stuff fixed quickly (I'm in week 12 of waiting for ours! UGHHH!). I'm thrilled for you guys!

  • At 5:27 PM, Blogger Allison said…

    Yahoo!! Great news! Hope you get the passport error fixed quickly. All of the recent good news is getting me excited about the adoption journey again! Let's keep the good news coming!

  • At 7:49 PM, Blogger Tricia said…

    wahoo! it's been a long time coming for you guys! i'm so excited. can't wait to learn more about your referral and your upcoming travels!

  • At 10:03 PM, Blogger M- said…

    Oh my gosh, congratulations!! I can't wait to hear more about your referral. When the time's right, I know we'll hear. Enjoy your news for now.

  • At 4:32 AM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    Woo Hoo! Doing the happy dance for ya. That is great news. Can't wait until you go over. You better blog from there.\

    BTW, that is usually how things work. You complain, and then magically they appear.

  • At 5:12 AM, Blogger Debbie said…

    So so happy for you guys. Hope your travel dates come quickly.

    I'm amazed they messed up her passport. Terrible timing! Hope she has some luck on Monday, she'll need it. Don't forget to take a picture of your referral. Doing that always seems to help move things along faster.

  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger kaymommy said…

    Yea!! Great news!

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger Brandie said…

    Great News!!!

  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…

    What a great read on a Saturday night! Congrats to the both of you!

  • At 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is wonderful news!! Congratulations!!

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