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Travels and Setbacks

This weekend we traveled to Asuncion to obtain Anahi's new birth certificate.  Our hope was to start the passport process with her birth certificate, but nothing went according to plan.

We were told there was an error with the adoption resolution.  Because ONE word was written wrong, we have to go back to the judge in Encarnacion and have a new resolution issued.  We were so discouraged and frustrated about this mistake. 

Now, we have to travel again to Asuncion this week and try to resolve this issue, before we travel in about six weeks.  Please pray that we can get this resolved and get Anahi's passport (it usually takes a month to process passports) and get her visa all in time for our May 14 flight.

To top it off, it rained like cats and dogs.  When it's like this, we have to roll up our pants to our knees and take off our socks and shoes to cross the street.  This is what the streets in Asuncion is like when it rains:

At least the kids were such troopers on the long trip and having their big smiles helped us jump from office to office a little faster! 

Oh God, grant us mercy!


  1. I am sooooo sorry to hear this, guys. Count on my prayers!!!!!

  2. Praying the judge will be cooperative and the process will be completed quickly and in time for you to all make your flights. Blessings!
    Rick Blumenberg

  3. Ugh, what a giant hassle. I'm so sorry, and I'll be praying that this gets straightened out super quickly, and that there aren't any problems getting that passport. For now, hope you've got some great kids' songs for the road! ;)


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