I spoke with Barbara our contact in Port-au-Prince last night. She is going to try to get us an appointment with the USCIS for next week. We are planning to go to the capitol this coming Tuesday. We will stay with Barbara and take care of some business while we are there. Kerwin's birth parents will also be coming along because they need to go through an interview process. The Haitian paperwork is not complete so we do not know at this point if we will stay in Port-au-Prince until all of that is done and then leave from there, or if we will go back to St. Louis for a while and the return when everything is finished. It will all depend on what we find when we get there: how quickly is the process going, what are the accommodations and the environment like, etc.
Last night we talked with the man from the mission who arranges the flights. Today we spoke with Kerwin's birth mother and they are all set to come with us. They are probably going to stay here at the mission the night before as we may be leaving early in the morning and we would feel better knowing that they were already here. We bought a Haitian cell phone today. They are all prepaid phones here. With the phone and a 20 minute phone card we paid $150 Haitian which is a little over $20 American.
We are very excited but it is somewhat difficult now that the staff here knows that we are going. They will surely miss Kerwin even though they are happy for him. We will keep you posted as things change and I'm sure they will. I plan on talking with Barbara tomorrow to firm up travel plans and appointments. Please, please keep the prayers coming. We will need them as much as ever.