Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Promising News

This morning, after countless emails and phone calls to almost everyone we could think of who might have connections or pulls, we received our first glimmer of hope.  An email, addressed to us, and the two other families here, stating that the High Commission in Trinidad will look at our documents as soon as we get them.  They said they can "make no promises", but that they will do their best to accommodate us as soon as it is possible to do so.  We don't want to get too excited but they asked us when we were planning to come (and we told them our July 15-19 date we were given here for the finalization of the birth certificates and passports), and they said they would see what they could do!!
So, although it's not concrete, there is HOPE!!!!  Thanks for all the support we've been getting from all of our readers, we appreciate it!  Hopefully we will be able to go home mid July as originally planned....I'll keep you posted!
Also, for those of you who have been trying to Skype us and have not been getting through, sorry!  Our internet has been very unreliable, especially in the mornings.  There has also been a few nights without any power here and that seems to have an affect on the internet as well.  Keep trying as it's still hit and miss.

This morning, Derek is off to the adoption board with the other men.  We are getting some kind of certificate signed and I think applying for an official document, although I'm not really sure what it is.  I'm not sure if they are coming home with the document we need, or if this is just the application for that document.  Either way it's the first step of this end of the process.  Next week we will be able to apply for a Guyanese passport.


CarinRal said...

We will continue to pray for this. We will try to facetime or skype tonight

Wilma Pennings said...

That's good news! I wrote the London Press, but no answer. I like it that there are two other families involved, strength in numbers! You must have a bit of a routine going by now. I'm glad the kids are with you. They would have really missed you. Praying you will be home soon!

Elizabeth said...

Hang in there, good to hear Trinidad wants to help. Yesterday on the news there was a lot of talk about how tour groups and foreign students are being hit with great difficulty getting visas and are having to cancel trips etc. I thought of you and the other families and was going to email if nothing was happening. You guys should be a priority to get home!