Monday, May 20, 2013
I Hate Cliffhangers
So, technically, we have not completed processing, because Andrea is there NOW as part of the processing, to be granted a court date. Wow. I hate cliffhangers.
This clarification just in from US State Department:
May 20, 2013
Alert: All Adoption Cases with the Ghanaian Department of Social Welfare are Subject to Suspension
The Government of Ghana has temporarily suspended processing of all adoption cases, including intercountry adoptions, pending Ghana's review of its current adoption procedures. All adoption cases which have not received final approval by the Ghanaian Department of Social Welfare are subject to this suspension.
At this time, adoption cases which have completed processing with the Ghanaian Department of Social Welfare, and are either before a Ghanaian court or have a completed adoption order, are unaffected by the suspension. Urgent or emergency cases subject to the suspension can be referred directly to the Ghanaian Director of Social Welfare in Accra for consideration.
The U.S. Embassy will continue accepting orphan petitions and approving qualified visa applications of those cases not subject to the suspension.