Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Only one?

Well for those of you that are following along, remember how I mailed off our documents for apostilling back on Dec 17th? Well, I hadn't' seen a check clear and had no idea whether or not they even got my documents, so I spent the day (off and on) calling the Sacramento Notary Office to check on things.

After my 20th call or so late in the afternoon, I finally got through to someone who nearly scared the dickens out of me by saying that only one of my documents had been apostilled and they were mailing everything back to me. I was really nervous and asked her to please find the person who actually handled my documents to see if they could verify this. This just didn't make sense. Why would I send a check for $220 if I only wanted one apostille?

After what seemed like forever, the woman came back on the phone and calmed my nerves. Her mistake, she had read the computer info wrong, and all 11 of our apostilled docs were mailed back to us on the 31st. We should be getting them back any day.

I must have thanked her 10 times before I got off the phone with her.

Has anyone ever told you how stressful international adoptions can be?

12 comments:

Connie said...

Whew!!!! What a fright! Hang in there :-)

Susan & Truman Cox said...

Oh boy - I can imagine the nerves you were feeling! Thanks for commenting on my blog! To answer your question, we are not intending to adopt a child w/ Special Needs (I guess it depends on your definition). I'm sure the child will come with some sort of "Medical Diagnosis" - this is Ukraine after all! LOL
Are you still waiting on your I-171H?
Susan

Tami said...

Aaach! Too scary.

Nataliya said...

Oh-oh, I can imagine what you felt when you were told that only one document was apostilled! I'm so glad that woman was wrong!

By the way, every time I send the documents for apostilling, I always receive them first, and then the check clears after that!

Troy and Rachel said...

I would have been so upset. I'm glad you got it cleared up right then!

CA Momma said...

Ah! I know, depending on others to get things just right is soooo hard.

Annie said...

Just keeping you on your toes!

Kathy said...

I agree! I had my whole pack sent back from the state capitol because a couple of the notaries had not used the exact wording required.

MamaPoRuski said...

Congratulations on another hurdle cleared! I think the waiting is the hardest part of this whole process! God Bless!

Becky and Keith said...

I can't even begin to imagine how panicked you were! I would have had one foot in the car door ready to drive as far as I needed to in order to clear it up! :-) Your poor nerves... chocolate, lots of chocolate! :-)

Nancy said...

Whew! Glad the documents are on their way back to you. :)

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

I remember during our adoption of Noah the CT government was VERY frustrating. One woman even said to me that "answer my call was taking away from her work time." NICE! Glad all 11 are on their way back to you!