Heading to Kiev in hopes of Quarantine Cancellation
11.22.2009 30 °F
Well it looks like the Ukraine government may lift the flu quarantine on Monday, Nov 23rd and so with high hopes I will be heading back to Kiev on Monday.
Once I get back to Kiev, and providing the flu quarantine is lifted, here is how the rest of the process should go.
The process starts with another meeting with the Ukraine Government where they will give me paperwork for the Regional Director in Mariupol and the Orphanage. Then I will return to Mariupol and meet with the Regional Director, Orphanage Director and Social Worker for Natasha/Sasha. They will fill out the forms, send them to Kiev. Kiev will stamp the forms and send them back. I get a court date in Mariupol. The kids and I go to court, the judge rules and then there is a ten day waiting period for the final paperwork. At this point the adoption is complete.
Next step, I have to complete paperwork in Mariupol for their new birth certificates, head to another region Donetsk to get their Passports and then back to Kiev to the US Embassy for the final paperwork. Then we can go home. Yea!
Sounds easy - right! Stay tuned as I will keep you updated with our travel, paperwork and progress. And some photos to keep it interesting.
Next stop Kiev!