While we have not yet received our official referral from the Latvia government that we are assigned to Sintija, nonetheless we have been told to fly to Riga this coming Sunday, August 14. We will be flying with the children (lots of children) when they leave JFK International Airport after the five-week hosting program here.
Right now, we are scheduled to come back to the USA on September 8. If all goes well in Riga, the Orphan Court there will grant us custody of Sintija, who then also would fly back with us to JFK. If we get that far, then there are two more trips to Riga to finalize the Latvian side of the adoption, and then to get the permanent visa from the U.S. Embassy there.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. I will keep you posted as things develop.