Yesterday was JD's birthday, but we got an early morning call that sent him back up to PA to be with his mother. Although she completed the chemo, and it appears the cancer is gone, it has taken a toll on her physically. We are not sure that her heart is functioning OK at this point.
Since our birthday plans were gone, I focused on other, less impressive tasks like getting out fall clothes for the younger tribe. The sad part was this -
These are Selah and Bella's summery clothes that they never wore. Some should fit next year, but I completely planned on them being here now and having some time in them. At this point, Selah's biological mother, who is ill, has a birth parent exit interview at the American Embassy on October 4th. She should be completely cleared and ready to leave only days after that. Bella's case, however, is not even submitted yet, because the one Dr. refused to scratch out a note for the embassy that her medical test was being sent to Kenya. We are now waiting for that test to come back for her case to be submitted. Since it's a 25 day test, I sure hope the clock is ticking, but he hasn't informed me or the adoption agency of that either.
Although these delays are the name of the game in international adoption, it's frustrating nevertheless.