Friday, September 9, 2011
Good News/Bad News
Got some interesting news today and thought I would share. We had sent a copy of Mark's original birth certificate with a copy of the new one to the Embassy in DC to see if they would take it. Unfortunately, we found out today that they rejected it. However they included a letter that stated that they have not gotten the necessary information from the State Department to authenticate this form. It sounds small, but until now it has just been word of mouth that they wouldn't accept the form b/c of lack of info. Also we have gotten an email from one of our Senator's office's that they are looking into this. Even better is that we have spoken to (twice this week) someone at one of our Congressman's office's that has been very active in trying to help us get this resolved. She said that she actually talked to the Congressional liaison to the Embassy's in DC who knew nothing about this situation. Here is where the good news comes in.......Now that we have an actual letter from the Embassy about this issue it is going to be given to the liaison in DC so they have something concrete they can follow up on. It is a small step, but at least it is a step in the right direction. It really is a huge weight lifted to just know that there are people actively trying to fix this situation. We are trying to just stay positive and are working on the assumption that OUR baby is just not ready for us yet. Keep the positive vibes coming. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.