Friday, 20 March 2009

Getting Closer!!!

The flights are booked!!

I'm waiting to hear back from my absolutely fantastic Travel Agent that the accommodation is booked!!

I've ordered my currency!!

And I've still got a million and one other things to do before I go!!!!!! This afternoon's plan is to go shopping for the bits and pieces I need for all the Little Prince activities everyone has suggested. I've started packing and I've just got to check through what Summer clothes I've got and see if I need anything else, and I'll shop for that next Monday.

OH SH*T!!! I've just spoken to the DCSF and they haven't received anything from our Local Authority!!! I'm just waiting to get hold of the LA Team Leader and get her to fax or email a copy of the form to DCSF!!
ALMOST sorted out!! I've just spoken to the LA Team Leader and she is going to fax a copy of the form to the DCSF. And I'm going to get in touch myself to ask the DCSF to Special Delivery their Permission to Travel letter back to me!!!

Think its totally sorted out!! I managed to speak to the DCSF (miracle in itself!!) and they have received everything they need from our LA. BUT they have never heard of the Permission to Travel letter that a previous adopter told me I need?!?!
UPDATE:- Little bit more sorted!!! Hopefully!! I've spoken to the previous adopter who told me I needed this letter, and got the gist of the wording of it and the date it was sent to them and who signed it. I've emailed the DCSF with all this info and asked them to get this letter sent out to me Special Delivery ASAP!!! I'll be ringing them on Monday to check if they NOW know what I'm talking about!!!

OH SH*T 2!!! Chased up our Notary for the Power of Attorney I need to travel without Mr Messy and although it is confirmed as ready, the Embassy haven't returned his calls and so he doesn't know when that will arrive!!!
ITS SORTED OUT!!! Just heard from our Notary again and the letter is back with him and he's sending it Special Delivery so it will be with me TOMORROW :-)

Everything was going well WHY does this have to happen NOW!!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hugs. You can arrange for DHL to pick your letter up from Darlington and get it delivered to you. Your LA can also fax a copy of their letter to the DCSF!

I am sure your attorney can also sort it out. Dont panic just yet! Leave that until at least Tuesday.

Hugs
S

Janet said...

Hi S,
Thank you :-) I'm having an emotional day without all this extra hassle lol. But the FANTASTIC news is that our Notary has just been back in touch HE HAS THE POWER OF ATTORNEY :-) He is sending it special delivery and I'll have it tomorrow. HUGE relief :-)
I'm still waiting to get hold of our LA Team Leader, but she should be available in the next 1/2 hour and I'll get them to fax/email the form to DCSF.
I'll try and stop panicking now till at least Tuesday :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad the panics over! At least you have 4 working days to get your DCFS letter:)

I am sure you LA's original is working its way from the mail room to someones desk but at least they will have a fax as well!!!!

Now get packing!!!!!!!!!!!

Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
I'm almost sure the panic is over!! At least DCSF have the fax from our LA now!! But its a bit worrying that the previous adopter needed the letter that DCSF claim never to have heard of!!! Hopefully I can manage without whatever this letter is!!!
Love
Janet
xxx
PS I've already half packed :-)

Anonymous said...

Course you've already half packed, we wouldn't expect anything less from you :P

LMS
xxx

Janet said...

Hi LMS,
Not quite sure what you mean by that?!?!
Lots of love
Mummy
xxxx
PS talked to Dad about your email and he said don't worry we'll sort it out :-)

Anonymous said...

J
Ask for a letter saying that you have accepted your referral afer discussion with your LA and now intend to travel to start court proceedings. That might cover it just in case??????

Also take your copy of letter from you LA and DCSF stating your C/E has been issued?????. Its more confusing that China but she will be so worth it!!!

Love S
Good luck
S

Janet said...

Hi S,
I'll talk to them about a letter like you suggest on Monday! And I've already packed the one saying our CoE has been issued!!
Its definitely confusing at the moment lol but yes it will be so so worth it in the end :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

kristine said...

Oh my gosh - I'm glad I'm reading this now that it seems the paperwork is straightened out!!!! It is straightened out right?

And...you have your tickets!!!

It must seem unreal.

Good luck with the packing!

Janet said...

Hi Kristine,
Its been a stressful day to say the least!!
I'm not 100% sure its sorted, but I have enough other official bits of paper from the DCSF (UK govt Dept) to hopefully satisfy the British Embassy in Addis and get the letter we need for our Court Submissions!!!
Keep your fingers crossed!!
Love
Janet
xxx
PS I don't know if they ship overseas but take a look at this website a friend recommended, for your Q http://www.paperpod.co.uk/products.htm I've ordered the rocket for Little Prince SHHH don't tell him :-)


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006