|Spices at a market during our trip to bring Anya home -- gorgeous and fragrant.|
Also, we have no idea whether they will notify us when they send in the application for her passport. The orphanage uses a computer that is off-site, about an hour away. They are very prompt about e-mailing when they have news, but we aren't sure if they will consider each of the above steps "news." (Although we sure do!)
|Can't wait to be surrounded by beautiful faces in India again.|
And Anya's travel visa is also in limbo . . . Would you all please pray about that? We have been exchanging a frustrating series of e-mails and Fed*Ex packages with the visa office.
E-mail from visa office: "Please send us color photocopies of Anya Rashi's U.S. passport."
Us: Wha . . .? Her passport is currently in your possession, in the first package we mailed.
Another e-mail from visa office: Please send us an additional fee of $---.00
Us: Umm . . . the check for that amount is also currently in your office in the second package we mailed.
Muy frustrato. (Not really a Spanish speaker, as you can tell.)
This week, we will be calling them to attempt to speak to a human being, and/or driving 4 hours each way to try and straighten things out. Argh. Times like these are when I really appreciate the luxury of doing this as a team -- when I am frustrated, Peter has a calm head, and vice versa (most of the time!). It really makes me admire my single friends who have waded through adoption paperwork on their own . . . you ladies are amazing!