Good news on our verification of mortgage dilemma!! So the only point of contact I have with the "executive" I spoke to on the phone is her personal fax number. Last night I decided to write a letter giving more details and further explaining the urgency of these adoptions complete with pictures of Julia and Aaron's sweetness. I asked her to please forward this letter on to whomever was delegated the task of notarizing this document, in hopes that they would get this to us as quickly as possible. I also stress the need for the instructions to be followed exactly or it would have to be redone. I offered to give them our FedEx account number so they could overnight it to us and bill us. I think they get the picture now.
Our next step was to get a lawyer friend of mine to write a letter with his law firm letter head on it, reiterating our request and urgency in the matter. Steve and I also looked up how much it would cost him to fly out to TX on Monday and resolve the matter personally. The momma bear in me was coming out!! I was going to give them until tomorrow noon to hear something back from them before we proceeded with any of these options.
Well, about a half an hour ago I received a call back from the executive and she told me that our verification of mortgage is notarized and that they would overnight it for us. I couldn't believe it! She said she would call back with the tracking number. I just got off the phone with her with tracking number in hand. I also got a chance to verify with her some of the instructions just to hear it with my own ears that notary's expiration is more than 12 months out, that all the dates match up, stamp or seal is not covering anything, is right side up, and complete. She sounded a bit annoyed by this, but I didn't care. She has no idea what a hassle this has been. And that I don't have much confidence in their competence. But praise the Lord....He has heard all of our prayers. Thank you everyone!
As soon as we get it in hand and make sure everything's okay, we will overnight it back to TX to get it apostilled. If our immigration approval gets back quickly, it won't be long!! Yay!!!
I should have known this was going to be a great day! First thing this morning, I checked my email and Autumn Winkle had 3 pictures of Aaron for me. She finally got to see him and was sure it was him. The coolest part is that one of the pictures is him walking while holding a woman's hand. I was overjoyed to see such progress since the last videos I have of him from some physical therapists where he is in a wheel chair. The pt's commented that he had a good chance of walking with surgery for ankle contractures combined with physical therapy. I can already picture him running around outside playing with all the other kids. I was so very happy to see these pictures. I will post them here later tonight....my computer has not been cooperative with this for me. I need Steve's help.
Thank you all so much for praying for this to finally come through! God is good all the time : )