I am officially freaking out today.
Inna, one of the followers of our blog, mentions in her latest post More News! that their dossier will also be submitted next Thu., and her source tells her that they will learn their appt. date within a week and maybe travel in November.
"She also told us that the SDA told her that they will give us a travel date within a week after submitting, because the age of the children we are adopting and because we already know them. So she is estimating that our travel date will be sometime in the middle of November 2008!"You can never be sure about anything with Ukrainian adoptions. But since our situations are so similar, I will glom onto that info and pretend that it applies to us, too! Thanks Inna!
So... today I called the bank about getting cash for the trip. I'm talking serious cash here: $20,000. Payments to our facilitator and money for in-country expenses require new or like-new bills. There can be no tears, markings, or wear on them. So the bank asks, how soon do you need it? They can't get any brand new bills until after Thanksgiving. Mulling now about what to do. Any advice from experienced people would be appreciated about now.