I left the entry from a couple of weeks ago hanging a bit, I realized. The basics are that the boy who is in Canada doesn't have a permanent solution to stay here -- so we're going to need to bring him back. But for a lot of reasons, the woman for whom guardianship in Canada has fallen to and I decided that it didn't make sense to bring him back with us this week -- we feel his re-entry should be an occasion of its own, with the right supports, not crammed into already-overcrumpled logistics.
And I think, more than that, we're hoping that some better solution will turn up for him, someone whose life will be enhanced by having him around, can support his formal education and learning how how to be in a family.
So R turned up a foster family who support older kids, often from other countries, and they've taken him on for a couple of months. We'll keep looking for a more permanent solution for him until his extended visa can't be extended anymore, in February. And meanwhile, while we're in UG, we'll work on a re-entry plan, educational support, etc.
There's nothing here but a lung-bruising sigh, really.