Tuesday, January 30, 2007
JAMES - The Adoption Update
We are now officially on the last leg of the adoption journey. Our immigration file has been sent to the orphanage with enclosed medical instructions. It is now up to Jame's caregiver in Liberia to bring him to the only Canadian certified doctor for a medical. Given that we had a pre-medical examination months ago, the turnaround time should be short. Once completed, the medical findings are couriered to Paris where they are reviewed by another Doctor. At this time, Immigration Canada receives a copy of the findings and sends an email to us notifying that the immigration is complete and I can travel. So, while all this is going on, I am working on entrance visa to Ghana as well as flights, escort itinerary for James to travel from Liberia to Ghana and of course accomodations. With any luck, I will be travelling in early March and am not sure I am fully prepared for the magnitude of that first meeting. For those of you who have never seen the little fella, we are enclosing his passport photo. We will keep you posted on both arrivals as the day gets closer.