And so it continues…

Please keep praying…

Sunday, July 27 Update to Adoptive Families interviewed on July 22-24

Adoptive Families and Adoption Service Providers,

We had hoped to have better news to share this morning, but we regret to inform you that the worldwide technical issues continue to prevent us from being able to issue your visas.

Officers came into U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou yesterday (Saturday, July 26) and today (Sunday, July 27) in case there was any possibility that your visas could be printed, but unfortunately, the situation remains unresolved.

The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has posted the following status update at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html:
As of July 26, the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is still experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will continue to post updates to travel.state.gov as more information becomes available.

We will provide another update tomorrow morning, Monday, July 28, at 8:15 am.

Adoptions Team
Immigrant Visa Unit
U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou

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5 thoughts on “And so it continues…

  1. Thank you for keeping us updated. We will continue to keep you and the other families in prayer until you are successfully home.

  2. they are not working over the weekend. i went down to the consulate myself this morning hoping to speak with someone. then i called the afterhour phone number. all they did was have someone come to the office, turned on the computer and see if they can PRINT, both Sat n Sunday. i was there at 10am, and i was told that no one is there. to make things worse, i was assured by an federal offical back home that most, if not all visas have already been approved, they simply can’t/won’t print… in fact, he said they ‘should have been able to print them on Friday China time’ ~ personally, I think they are going to make everyone wait until they have ALL of them ready. Rather than give out what (if any) is already done.

  3. Mike – maybe it would help to edit the graphic on your blog to show the plane actually returning to the US. At least it could be a distraction and a homeschooling lesson for the boys…

    Miss you guys sooooo much!

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