This one isn't funny. Sorry.
A family went to China to adopt their little girl. They didn't use our agency, Holt, but another respected one, Bethany. The happy couple met and took custody of their little girl and were spending time with her waiting for the visa from the U.S. Consulate, just as my family did this August.
Then the father slipped into a diabetic coma and died.
This adoptive family's blog has some of the details, albeit second-hand. The U.S. Consulate is, as of today, denying the mother the right to proceed with the adoption, requiring her to re-file a form from far earlier in the process. What would happen? She would go home, and the baby would go back to the orphanage, either to be in limbo until this sorts out or to await another placement.
Just awful for everyone involved.
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