So, the answer to our last ditch effort that I blogged about last week was "No."
Bulgaria said "Ne" to the plan our case worker had in mind.
What this means is that we have some hoops to jump through as quickly as possible.
1st hoop: tomorrow morning we are having another interview with our home study social worker. She will then write up an addendum to our original home study report. At this point, I have no idea how long this will take, but I hope she works quickly.
2nd hoop: Then, we will send this update through the NBC again. I don't have all the information on this process yet; I just know Bulgaria wants to see matching paperwork/wording from them too. I don't know if we'll just be doing an NBC update or something else??? I don't know how much it costs or how long the wait time is. I really dread this phase because it took us all summer long to get NBC approval. I cannot express how much I hate having to do anything with NBC again so soon.
3rd hoop: Sending all this stuff to Bulgaria and waiting again for them to approve everything and grant us our referral.
Thanks for those of you who prayed for our last ditch effort, but we're just stuck right now. Everything is on hold until our home study addendum and NBC document wording all match up. This is a hard time for us, especially when we were SO looking forward to meeting our daughter this fall. Now, we really have no idea when it'll be. Please continue to pray.
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