I posted previously about our frustrations with having to renew some of the paperwork for our dossier because they expired 6 months after completion if not logged in. We missed it by the couple of months that our dossier was waiting to be logged in. So, we renewed the documents and last week, I mailed them off to Tallahassee to get the notaries authenticated by the state. They arrived back from Tallahassee last Thursday while I was in Vegas, so I opened them on Saturday to find that the notary that processed our employment letters forgot to sign them. Ughhh! How annoying! Well, at least Tallahassee just sent them back and asked for signatures and gave us credit, so at least I didn't have to pay an extra $20. (I only had to pay for the extra shipping back and forth.) But the worst part is the extra time it takes. Grrrrr. I expect and hope that it won't affect anything, but who knows, it is a stressful time for Vietnamese adoptions with a lot of uncertainty about the continuation of the program between the US and VN and all the talk of becoming Hague complaint. It is enough to drive someone batty! Luckily, I am quite insane already, so maybe no harm is being done to my already abnormal psyche.
So, I hope to get the newly authenticated papers back on Thurs or Friday and have them off to San Fran the same day I receive them. Then, hopefully the consulate will not take as long to process them as last time, since they were stuck there over Christmas and New Years! With any luck, and since there are o holidays coming up, the updated docs will be in Vietnam within 2 weeks!
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