I just received a letter via email from CIS in HCMC. Apparently they think I'm married because the letter was addressed to Mr & Mrs. They actually referred to my daughter by name and got her name right. Basically the letter says that they have still not reached an agreement with the hospital where Sadie was born so they are unable to complete the investigation. It also goes on to say that it is their "utmost priority to resolve this issue and continue with the processing of" my case. If that were true, I wouldn't be waiting 110 days for a determination. My daughter would not be turning one year old sitting in an orphanage this weekend.
The letter ends by saying that they will "continue" to provide me with an update on my case. This is the first I've heard from them since March 16th. Then they ask that I wait 30 days before making an inquiry. Sure, no problem. I wouldn't want to bother them.
At least this letter was signed. However, it is signed by someone who is supposedly out until June. Whatever. Several people that I know received this same letter last week so it really wasn't a surprise. That doesn't make it any easier though.
The last 24 hours have been a complete roller coaster for me. I was feeling pretty hopeful Sunday and Monday. Then last night, just before going to bed, I read about a fellow blogger who got her travel approval quickly and I fell apart. It hit me so hard. I am genuinely happy for her, but why her and not me? Then this morning, I learned that a family from my agency just received the initial Tu Du block letter last night. How can there really be no progress in 2 months? Are they even trying? Now this. I've cried more in the last 24 hours than I have in a while and it shows. Everyone at work kept asking me if I was OK. I actually had to lock my office door and just sob for a while today. I guess I'm officially back to my dark place.