Maybe this is a silly post but just in case thought I would share. I have custody of my three grandkids and booked a cruise for next February. I started the passport process the end of February of this year because first of all I'm a bit anal and secondly I knew it was going to be tough.
Needless to say it took almost 3.5 months to get them. Not only did I have to send in BC and custody paperwork I also had to get their mother to sign a letter stating that it was alright for us to take them out of the country.
When I leave with them next year I will also be bringing my custody paper work with me in case of any questions.
So if anyone is in the same boat as I am be prepared for the passport process to take quite a while.