We got word from our agency today that they submitted the next batch of Emigration Permits. It was exciting to hear that they submitted a very large batch, and got through families with acceptance dates from May 2011 through September 2011, and even some October 2011 families. Unfortunately, we were not one of the families submitted. While it’s happy to know that we are 80% likely to be in the next batch submitted, it was disheartening to read that they are still not sure when the next batch of EPs will be submitted. They said that it’s likely that there will not be another batch until after the new law in Korea goes into effect after August.

It’s been hard not to feel a little angry today. Had things gone differently with the medical portion of our home study, and if our home study had been done 3 weeks sooner, we would have been a September family. And we would have been submitted for EP approval. And we would be celebrating the fact that we knew we’d be smooching our boy’s cheeks in 7-11 weeks.

While it’s good that the timing will work out better with the landscaping season, and it gives us more time to save up for the trip, we are feeling sad that we still aren’t holding Simon in our arms, and that we don’t know when that time will be. Please pray with us that we are able to bring him home by his second birthday in October.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sisser
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 21:25:53

    I was just saying to mom last night that I thought the next batch of Emigration Permits would be huge. Praying for another huge batch sooner than expected!


  2. mm
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 08:21:15

    Hugs, friend. I’m so sorry we’re in the same boat. Maybe we’ll meet up in Seoul. It is hard not to be angry. I can only imagine the joy we will feel when the next batch is announced! Praying for your family.


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