Yippee! Jae's paperwork was sent to the Ministry this past Friday! Finally. The wait is coming to an end. I don't think I have any tears left.
What an emotional roller coaster of a day. First we think we are getting the call, only to find out of our social worker put in her two week notice (see the below blog entry). Then about 4 hours later she calls back to tell us she has the news we were hoping for! Jae's paperwork is in the Ministry. Whew! Great news! This means that Jae's paperwork is being processed for passport and visa approval. Once he is approved through the Ministry his paperwork moves to the US Embassy in Seoul for final his entrance visa. Once the US Embassy is done, we will get the call to travel to Korea, meet our son, and bring him home. Which is right where he belongs.
I can't tell you what this news means to us. Christmas, Easter, Birthdays all rolled into one. And how do we plan to celebrate? I am already on my second glass of champagne. :) We had one bottle reserved for today and another one is still in the fridge waiting for the travel call. But we will further celebrate this news while in San Diego the rest of the week. Knowing we wouldn't be traveling to Korea in the month of May, we decided to burn some Marriott points and head to San Diego. Padres game, San Diego Zoo, bike ride, beach, etc. A great way to pass some time and just relax.
Things are good in the Herzog house...and Jae will soon be joining it!