Well, we have a new (though blessedly temporary) snag in our attempts to re-do our 2 1/2 year old dossier. The notary provided by our medical clinic is not registered with our state!! We've sent those documents in twice already, and just yesterday the Secretary of State's office FINALLY called to tell us what the problem was.
That notary had also left out the "sworn & subscribed" phrase on one document, which we had corrected -- and we thought that solved the problem. It would've been kind of helpful if they had told us two weeks ago that she is not registered with their office!
It's an innocent mistake. She got married and changed her name just a few months ago, and ordered a new seal -- but forgot to have her name changed with the Secretary of State's office. They also have a different expiration date recorded for her than the one she wrote on our document . . . I instantly wondered how many other people had her sign their legal documents over the past few months. Yikes.
Unfortunately, I am in the mama mode of tallying every day we're apart from our sweet K -- and it is not helpful to know that all of these documents could've been on their way to India already. That is very frustrating, especially since Diwali season is fast approaching, when most things will shut down for a few weeks.
And now I must call our doctor and have new letters written up -- and make sure there's another notary on staff to sign off on them!