Stranded Adoptive Mom Gets Passport

The North Carolina woman stranded in Philadelphia received a new passport on Tuesday.

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    The North Carolina woman stranded in Philadelphia received a new passport on Tuesday.

    Reagan Mountain and her family embarked on a flight from Raleigh, North Carolina to the Ukraine in order to adopt a 15-year-old orphan they met last summer at a faith-based camp. Somewhere between the flight from Raleigh to Philly however, Reagan says her wallet was stolen. The wallet contained her passport as well as the passports of her three children.

    Reagan could not leave the country and was stuck in Philly. Her husband, Tom Mountain, an ex-marine and Iraqi War Veteran, was able to continue on to the Ukraine. Both Reagan and her husband must be present however for the Ukrainian government to approve the adoption.

    On Tuesday, Reagan told NBC10 she received her passport and will now be able to leave the country. She plans to board a 5:30 p.m. flight to the Ukraine later today. She is currently waiting for a courier to place the Secretary of State seal on the police report for her wallet theft as proof to the Ukrainian government that her passport was stolen. If that doesn't come before her flight however she still plans on leaving. Her meeting with the adoption agency set for Wednesday will be delayed until the proper documents are sent over.

    Reagan claims the passport office "went above and beyond" to quickly get her a new passport. She also says Congressman Bob Brady was extremely helpful.

    We'll continue to keep you updated on this story as we get the latest information.