I really don’t like being told no… but it does happen. We were not allowed to register and it wasn’t because of the soon to expire license – yet anyway. The license issued by DCFS is for Lutheran Child and Family Services. The agency uses the name Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois. The operator wants a certified letter stating that these two titles are for the same agency. Again, I am finding my frustration rising but surprisingly not so much targeted at the operator. We are a little annoyed because does the letterhead really have anything to do with us parenting a child?!? But the one thing we know for a fact is that Russia is very picky and finicky about paperwork. Why does Lutheran Child and Family Services use a title that is not reflected on their state license. Obviously here in the States this isn’t that big of a deal, but if we go outside of our own corner of the world it is a big deal. We are not the first person to have to deal with this issue. I just wish ‘we’ could learn from those that have had issues before us instead of making the same mistake and have to spend more time waiting while it is all fixed. I would hope that the letter that is requested could be done in one day, but at this point we might as well wait for the renewed license because by the time the letter arrives the license will indeed be expired. So as a minimum, we are looking at an additional two week set back in the process. Typing two weeks and hearing two weeks sounds like no big deal in the big picture scheme of things. For this family that is waiting so anxiously to have God reveal the little one He intends to complete our family with – two weeks sounds like an eternity.