So…it’s been awhile since my last post. Last week a pretty stressful situation arose regarding travel visas (which all children need in order to leave
- The consular wants to meet the parent or relative who relinquished the child to AOH to be certain they want to do this and the child is theirs. This meant finding parents who are hours and many miles away, some even in the bush. (Requiring AOH staff to travel in dangerous places to bring parents in!)
- The consular could request a DNA test if they felt uncertain about the relation of child to parent.
- They (U.S. Embassy in
) were only allowing adoption appts and paperwork to be processed one day a week. Liberia
- Requiring adoptive families to stay in country with an open ended ticket in case they could not get their visa and would need to stay for several weeks.
Luckily, Patty, the founder of AOH, is in
CELEBRATING this good news today!! WOW!! What an amazing time of prayer, fasting and crying out to God. THANK YOU GOD!! Thank you Patty for fighting for our kids, and thanks to all of our friends and strangers for praying with us!!
OH, one more thing!!!! PLEASE PRAY THAT OSOBIE & FATU GET THEIR VISA APPT TOMORROW (THURSDAY) they are supposed to get signed on!!! This would be a HUGE answer to our prayers for our family!!