So…the week before last, Everest told “the boys”- Davinsly and Stanley- that they have “American families” who have started the adoption process. It was exciting to know he was going to be telling them, but I’ll admit we had a little bit of the “what ifs”: what if he doesn’t like the idea? what if he doesn’t want to come to America? what if he won’t like us? I’m generally not a big fan of the “what ifs”. We were able to email Everest a few pictures to show Vin and he got to print them and cut them out and glue them to some paper… glad we could help out with the “craft of the day”!
Random aside here: We’ve received our I-797C, Notice of Action letter from Homeland Security. This notified us of our scheduled appointment on Nov. 13 to visit St. Paul’s Immigration office for FBI fingerprinting. Once that is done, the gov’t can continue processing our application for adoption. While we wait for this, our dossier is being authenticated and translated in Montana before it can be sent to the U.S. State Dept and the U.S. Haitian Embassy for their seals. Then, it will go to our attorney in Haiti to get legalized before it is submitted to IBESR (Haitian Social Services). That will be a very key event. There is word that many changes are happening in IBESR and we pray they will not cause undue delay in our bringing Vinny home.
Oh yeah- back to Everest telling the kids… 😉
We didn’t hear directly from Everest how it went (he was getting ready to come back to the states to finish up some schooling), but Sara did briefly. Here is what he told Sara: he said…”It was sad when I left cause there is a good chance three of the boys won’t be there when I return and Davinsly was like I’m going to be here all alone? I had to explain to him that he will always have Stanley and that I will at most be a phone call away. It was cute.”
Now- if you recall what my initial thoughts were the day we started this whole journey- it was that I couldn’t take the thought of this little guy being left alone in the orphange. Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s what he told her about telling the boys the big news: “i did tell the boys, they are curious about when they will come here to visit and when they will go.”
I told Sara that curious was better than devastated! And, she said, “Curious is a great place to start.” I agree.