Monday, 2 March 2009

Rang DHL

I have just rung DHL to check what was happening with our dossier parcel, and was told that they tried to deliver the package yesterday but couldn't (they didn't know why). They said it would be quicker and easier for me to contact the receiver myself to arrange for them to ring DHL and request a redelivery. I tried emailing a couple of times, but the email kept bouncing as "over quota" so in desperation I rang up! The person I spoke to said it was a holiday today in Ethiopia, so they would ring up DHL tomorrow and get the parcel redelivered. I mentioned the email problem and they said that was because they were not opening emails today and would sort it out tomorrow. It was very very exciting to ring up and speak to the actual person who will be receiving our dossier and, in due course, matching us to our little one!!!!! I feel all shaky now, but in a good way :-)

8 comments:

Lisa A said...

wow...although this "hold" situation was a stresser--it turns out you got to visit with the orphanage! A voice to this very personal journey! I'm so happy for you Janet--can not wait for you to see her face and hold her in your arms. So very sweet--I know how long you've been waiting and...it's a very long time! :)

Rosie said...

At last,nearly there.

Janet said...

Hi Lisa,
It was fantastic to speak to them :-) And hopefully they can start working on our case once they get our dossier tomorrow :-)
Love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Rosie,
Almost.....
Hoping for the news that its finally been delivered tomorrow!!!
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh glad to hear it Janet.

Did you manage to drop any hints about when you might get your referral ;-)

love WL xx

Janet said...

Hi WL,
Unfortunately no hints! They just said they would deal with our application once they had our dossier in hand. Are your papers off now??
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

They needed 24h notice so tomorrow I hope!

WL xx

Janet said...

Hi WL,
You are kinder than me! As soon as they told me it was ready I organised DHL, stuff their 24 hours notice (which they got anyway as DHL couldn't get there till the next day). I just felt they had messed me around so much I wanted it OUT of their hands!!!
Have fun tracking :-)
Love
Janet
xxx


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