Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Unknown delays!!

Just a short update because many of you have been asking and we admittedly have been somewhat vague.  Last Monday the 14th was Zoey’s visa interview at the U.S. Embassy with United States Immigration officials.  We had fully expected to interview on Monday, have the visa printed on Friday and then we would be there to pick her up and bring her home on Saturday, as has been the norm with the other adopting families.  As you can tell, this did not happen.
We’ve been vague because the details given to us have been unclear.  We were told we supplied all the documentation required, they did not want to interview any of the family that were present (some rode a bus all night from a very remote part of Africa) and they would not allow us to set up a return appointment.  We were only left with a blank temporary denial form with a hand written “Will Call” on it.  That’s it!  Literally that’s all we know!  Peter, our POA in country, has followed up but no answer.
That’s really all we have. Frustration, tension and stress is high.  We could use all of your prayers.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

And another step closer!

The email Friday night at 10:08 pm read as follows:
Hello Mr and Mrs Brown:

FYI, the US Embassy in Accra has confirmed a visa interview date of Monday May 14, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. for your daughter Akosua Pokuaa.

I am hoping that this will be a successful visa interview and that I will be picking up Akosua's visa and passport on Friday, May 18, 2012.

At close of business on Monday May 14, I will update you with results of the visa interview to help you plan your return travel to Ghana to take Akosua to your home to the USA.

Counting on the promises of God, until every child has a home;
Friends and family continue to boldly pray with us that all goes well with the interview and the Embassy actually issues her visa on the 18th!!