We received an email today from the Australian Embassy in Chile requesting various documents and medical reports to complete the visa application. This was mostly just for our information – everything is taken care of between the adoption support agency and the orphanage, including arranging for health checks for Andres.
We asked whether this tells us anything about when things will be completed and when it means we can travel – but there’s still quite a bit of paperwork to do yet, so still no definite date for leaving.
We’ve been busy – out shopping pretty much every weekend and Thursday nights as well, researching and trying to find all the bits and pieces we need.
We’ve also been starting to put together our packing – it’s quite a bit more complicated than planning our backpacking trip to South America last year, since this time we also need to look after an infant while we are away – there’s just so much extra stuff to take and to think about!