Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well, we are still in limbo. We do not have a court date on Monday, so I have canceled our plane tickets again. Grrr.... I'm not sure exactly what is happening in Russia, but we are delayed again and are waiting to hear when we will leave. So to all of you who are lined up to help us out when we go, I am sorry! This has been very frustrating (and expensive).

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Latest News

So sorry for not posting for 2 weeks, life's been crazy! The short version is that we finally got our immigration approval. Our Congresswoman, Chellie Pingree, was completely useless as she has still has not returned my call, but Senator Susan Collin's office was very helpful. They were in contact with immigration as soon as I contacted them and found out that USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) was missing our homestudy (even though it was submitted with the application). So I had to run an original copy over to the local office on the 30th so they could do their thing. Senator Collin's office followed up everyday and we got email confirmation that our approval was on it's way on Tuesday. It arrived in the mail on Wednesday. WOOHOOOO!!

So we bought plane tickets to leave the 15th and return on the 29th (hopefully they will waive the 10 day waiting period after the court date) with our boys. It has been a whirlwind trying to pull everything together and arranging someone to care for Alexis because she cannot go with us. Everything is all lined up though and then today I got a call that everything is getting backed up a week. Apparently, our USCIS approval did not come quick enough to get our paperwork to Russia a week before our court date so they've moved it back a week. So now I get to change everything. Ugh! Oh well, it's only a week. Hopefully it doesn't cost me a fortune to change the plane tickets.....