Well it's been a little frustrating (a lie it's been alot of frustration this week). We heard from Holt this week that Eva from KBF (agency affiliated with Holt in the Philippines)has requested the money from ICAB (the governing adoption body in the Philippines) for the boys' visas and medical appointments. This is part of the fees paid by us to Holt to send to ICAB for this purpose. We did our part, Holt did their part and now we wait for whenever ICAB sees fit to release the funds.
Apparently this has been an area in the adoption process that is becoming slower and slower for no forseeable reason that ICAB shares. This slow down has been brought to their attention by several agencies and ICAB says it is a temporary problem they hope to solve soon - -- -huh? It just is frustrating to know the boys are waiting, we're waiting and we are waiting on something as goofy as this. The sceptic in me says "Why should this take so long? They've got their the money from the U.S., where is it?" More patience needed on our part definately!