An instagram button is to the right.
Laura, owner of Rescued and Redeemed is holding an online auction through our instagram!
Ianna and Leora are working with her (I’m still figuring this instagram thing out:)
Some really awesome, creative, business mom’s have donated incredible gifts to our action to help bring Mohale home!!
For those who will be adopting for Lesotho after us. I would suggest NOT purchasing airplane tickets until AFTER the USCIS in Johannesburg has given you a visa interview date.
(Although It’s apparently common to not wait- if you are “type A” like I am, it feels stressful.)
We were instructed to make travel arrangements before the USCIS in Johannesburg gave us a date to arrive at the US Consulate for Mohale’s Visa interview.
The visa interview is where we are given final approval to receive a visa for Mohale. Without a visa, he cannot enter the USA.
SO, it’s felt
a little extra stressful. We had airline tickets, hotels and transportation for all of us lined up to place us in Johannesburg for the last week of our trip. However, the USCIS had not yet granted us a date for Mohale’s Visa interview for that week. However, I got an email this week giving us a date for the visa interview…(huge, big sigh of relief here.) Time will be really, reeeeally crunched and likely we will need to extend our stay. Our agency director has made plans to accompany us for this last week to help us out. Grateful!!
Yesterday we “accidentally” learned that
biological, already adopted, and recently adopted need BIRTH CERTIFICATES issued within the last 4 months to TRAVEL in or out of South Africa.
Fast Birth Certificates:
Vitalchek (Link) is a great way to get Birth Certs fast!
We’ve used them before and they are fast and affordable!
I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight
Although it is a hassle, it is GOOD that more restrictions are being put in place to prevent child trafficking.