Our I-171H was amended on Jan 7, 2010, so we're not exactly sure why it hasn't made it to the Embassy by now. But sorting it out means pulling out the big guns. We had to petition our congressman today and get him involved.
We called the National Visa Center. We were told that only the African Adoption Officer could help us and she was out because of the snowstorm in DC. They told us to call back tomorrow.
We have to call the Embassy in Addis, but because of the time difference, we cannot do so until 11p tonight.
We essentially have two more business days to get this resolved being the government offices are closed on Monday for President's Day. We are supposed to leave on Tuesday.
On top of all of that, I picked Jude up from school today and the moment he got into the car he started sobbing. He said he was having excruciating pain in his ear. He would shake his head and say, "Don't you hear that, Mommy?" (He was hearing the fluid in his ear.)
The doctor was able to see him right away and she said his ear drum was infected, bulging and bright red. Indigo was sick on Monday - running fevers and coughing. They tested for flu and thankfully it was negative, but she now has a super runny nose, so the dr thinks she might be next to come down with an ear infection. Neither of my kids have ever had ear infections before. Indi's never even been on antibiotics. So let's hope that streak continues, especially since we are leaving in 6 days!
Please pray with us that this all gets worked out. I'm not freaking out... yet. But this is just so like International Adoption. Right when it seems like it's smooth sailing, something comes up that just blows you away.