Monday, August 03, 2009

We Are Out of Parquet!

We made it through the next office!! We got out in just under a month! We are so amazed, but shouldn't be as God knows what He wants to do and when He wants to do it!! We are now in step 4 of 6! Who knows with the rest - it can still take forever...

Here are the steps (IN BOLD IS WHAT WE HAVE LEFT):
  1. First Legalization
  2. IBESR (Haitian Social Services)
  3. Parquet (Civil Court)
  4. Second Legalization (Ministry of Justice) - Maybe another 1-4 weeks
  • Minister of Interior Affairs - Apparently supposed to take 1-3 months but 5-6 is more like it)
  • Haitian Immigration (Passport) - From what I hear, it is supposed to take days or weeks, but apparently the US adoptions have been taking up to 5 months, whereas the Canadians get their VISAS in 24 hours and the French in under a week. The employees at the US Consulate are holding things up because of their disdain for international adoption. People are praying for change in either the staff or the hearts of the staff!We thank God for the speed with which we are moving and pray that it continues (doesn't seem speedy, but according to how things typically go, it is!)
  • 18 comments:

    Mike and Sherri said...

    Dawn and Lee--that is SO AWESOME and so is our God!!! Rejoicing with you!

    Jodie Eyberg said...

    That ROCKS!!! Praise God!!!

    kb said...

    Wow, the blessings keep piling on you! Congrats! :)

    Salzwedel Family said...

    Wowzers! That is awesome news.

    Lena Wright said...

    SWEET!! This is great news!!! woohoo!

    Jennifer said...

    Praise the Lord!!!! Jedd's life seems to have had a small impact on the movement of this now. Praising Him in all things with you. Time for you to be on the upswing. =)

    Mom 2 six said...

    That is wonderful !!

    Bill and Christina said...

    PRAISE GOD!!!!! I am so very happy for you!

    Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

    Thinking of you all... let's hope this is done sooner, rather then later... Excellent news though... hugs to ya...

    Chris said...

    Every step closer is great news! So happy for you! Perhaps just one more Christmas without all your children under the same roof?! That would be amazingly awesome and will be what I am praying for!

    Kathy C. said...

    Your file is flying....

    Dan and Karen said...

    Wow!! This is AWESOME news, congratulations!!! Doing my "Friday, Casual Day, Payday" dance for you! (think "snoopy dance") :-)))

    Karen

    Stacie said...

    WOooooo HOooooo! Awesome- it is time for all the Sheltons to be together!

    Anonymous said...

    That is awesome. So excited for you!!!! YOU ARE AT LIGHTING SPEED!!!!! Such a blessing!

    Jen and Bry

    tiffany said...

    That's wonderful! And I love that picture. They just look fun and happy!

    Katy said...

    WOW, that was fast....Thanks be to God!

    Denise said...

    Awesome news!! I hope it continues to be speedy for you guys! Olivia needs some playmates :)

    Julie said...

    Congratulations! What fantastic news!!

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