We are currently in the Haitian office called MOI. We received word today that our long form as been filled out. For those of you who don't speak Haitian-adoptese that means that yet another document has been filled out by our adoption processor. The Haitian government will then check and recheck this document (against what I'm not sure) but they are looking for any mistakes like mistakes on the birth certificate, mistakes on our adoption decree, etc.. If there are no mistakes, a letter is then written which authorizes the child's passport to be printed. This letter is then taken to Immigration for the passport to be issued. We are hopeful that MOI will find no mistakes in our file and that we will fly out of the MOI office quickly. But as with all things Haitian, there really is no time frame for how long we will be waiting until our documents are approved and sent over to the passport office. Generally, most waits in MOI have been around 4 months, which we have been there somewhere between 2-3 months already. We'll see...hopefully we find out Kenson has a passport soon.
Unfortunately, there is another step after that: getting a US visa. I feel like we're a bit behind on that but there really isn't much I can do about it. Our main concern stems from having an appointment for Kenson's birth mom where she meets with US Immigration. We have not yet been given permission to schedule this appointment. Again, hopefully soon we'll be hearing the news that we can schedule her appointment.