It has been 17 days since we flew out of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and 18 days since we last saw our son in his bright red graduation cap and gown. The first few days home were a roller coaster of tears and frustration at the oddest of triggers. We have settled back into American lifestyle, and Haiti seems like a dream that we wish we could return to while we sleep.
We had thought we would be able to travel back to visit with our kids this summer to spend time with W but after speaking with our agency at length we have been asked to wait until after we receive an Exit Letter from IBESR. This letter is the final “approval” of the match viability between parents & child and solidifies the Haitian authority’s support of our adoption process.
We are coming up quickly on the month of August which looms over the heads of Haiti-adoptive-families like a dark cloud. The month of August is typically a very lax month at the IBESR and the running trend is that not much comes out by way of referrals, exit letters, or any kind of signatures.
We are asking for prayer that we would receive an exit letter by July 31st – that would mean we could travel with our kids at any point following (like August as we were hopeful for, before school starts). If we do not, it is likely that we wouldn’t receive it until September or later. We are already missing W and his presence in our arms and are dying for our kids to be able to experience him and his world.
Please pray with us that our exit letter would be issued this month!! It would quite literally be a miracle, but we are not afraid to ask for one!! 😉
Thank you so much!
Laura & Kris