We arrived in Almaty around 9:30 this morning and we're here for another 10 hours or so before we head to the airport.
We were met at the train station by our coordinator Galina and spent some time signing our paperwork for the embassy and the papers we need to get Drew his passport, US citizenship, etc...so it looks like all is good!!!!!! The 15-day appeal period starts today, and once it's up, it's another 2 weeks to get all of his papers in order, as they have to go from Taraz to Almaty to the capital Astana and back and forth all over the country.
Right now, it looks like Patrick will return to Kaz. on Dec. 9 or so and Drew will come home the 15 or 16!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He'll be missing Hanukkah and Tree Trimming, but I just want to have him home!!!!!
So...I think that's it from Kazakhstan for me...looking forward to gettting home and getting everything ready for our little guy...
Talk to you all from US soil!!!!!