We got a call at 8:15 AM this morning from M saying that we weren't going to be able to get our Embassy appointment today! One of us has to stay an extra day with Vera. M said that there was no one high enough up at the Embassy toda to give approval for us to have our appointment today, they were all on vacation. The person that M spoke to said that it wasn't worth us going to the Embassy personally to plead our case because there was no one to plead it to. So, Ryan starts checking into what our options are. Our flight out of Russia is through BMI and they don't have a 24 hour phone line, so we really couldn't do anything until 4 PM today. So, we both needed to go to the Embassy to fill out a Power of Attorney form giving each other the ability to make decisions for the other. We weren't sure yet who would be staying with Vera.
We had to get ready right away. It seems there are only short periods of time that you are able to do things at the Embassy. We had to get our power of attornies done, so M could submit our paperwork by 11 AM. We wake Kiara up, thankfully, I had already fed Vera. We get everyone bundled up and we are off to the Embassy. About a third of the way there, I realize I didnt' bring my purse with our passports in it! So, Ryan goes back to get it and the girls and I keep going towards the Embassy. We wait in M's car until Ryan gets back and then go inside the Embassy. We get in line and ask for the form and then sit to fill it out. Ryan has a question about the form, so when he does that he also asks who we would talk to about our appointment. The man is off to find out who. While he is gone, we sign our forms in front of another man, Christopher. He asks how our adoption process is going. Ryan said fine until you guys weren't open yesterday. He explains that the Embassy wasn't open basically because President Bush gave everyone the day off, which we already knew. We start probably talking jibberish to him and he says, now explain to me what you are trying to do. So, I do that without crying, which is a miracle at this point. He says let me go look into that. He comes back 10 minutes later and says you have an appointment today at 2 PM! What! I really thought it was a lost cause to say anything, but thought we had to try! Ryan is the man!
I will write more later, but wanted to update everyone! We are all 4 coming home tomorrow!! Praise the Lord!!
2 years ago