Keenan does not.
Keenan's file is messed up seven ways to Sunday. 6 months after we file for approval, we received a request for another hoop to jump through. We need to obtain a document that will likely take months to produce. I am trying not to focus on the fact that if they had made this request upon the first review, we would have the document by now. It seems like they go through a file, find a mistake, request the correction, and stop everything until it's done. Then when the correction is made, they pick up where they left off, until they notice the next error.
We have made the decision to schedule a Visa appointment for Miles to bring him home. This is the second time where we have had an opportunity to bring one boy home before the other. The first time we did not take the opportunity because we thought the second approval was mere weeks away. But this time we are looking at months---months. That's a long wait. And I can't deny Miles the opportunity to have these months in our family. And I can't help but feel that bringing the boys home one at a time must be the Lord's plan.
I know this is a decision that not everyone will agree with. Please, please know that this is VERY difficult for us and we do not take it lightly. Although the boys entered the creche together and are related, we do truly feel they will do well apart. Keenan is one of the 'head honchos' of the creche and is always with ALL the kids. Miles is much more reserved and watches from the sidelines. I think it will be good for him to come home so we can focus on him. His adjustment will be more solid when it's Keenan's time to come home, and maybe that will be a good thing for both boys.
What a bittersweet, horrific experience. I want to shout and celebrate and be joyful that my baby boy will be coming home! But my heart is crying and my anger is flaring.
This is just SO Haitian adoption. Right to the very end.