More paperwork will be necessary after we get back to the US, but in terms of actually transporting Shivani and Aashish to their forever home, we are DONE with paperwork! Two of the required appointments that we’d started late last week included obtaining their travel visas and Hague Convention Adoption Certificates from the US Embassy and applying for “No Objection” exit permits for Amy and me from a Indian government agency known as the FRRO. This afternoon we picked up all of the completed documentation!
When we went to the FRRO office we were in and out within 10 minutes. Our adoption guide isn’t permitted to go into this particular office with applicants, so he was waiting outside. When we got out he looked very concerned and asked what was wrong. We replied that nothing was wrong, and that we were done. He was amazed, and said that he’s helped over 200 families with their adoptions in Dehli and he’s never seen someone get through the FRRO office that fast!
We have a small army praying for us on this trip, so to be honest I wasn’t at all surprised. Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us, and please keep it up!