Update, a week prior to travel we had no passport. I reached out to my congressman’s office. They were able to help me get the passport in time, overnighted 5 hours before we needed to leave for the airport. I can’t guarantee it will work, but I saw this was the only help I could get and went for it. I am in Nor CA and have huge gratitude to my congressman’s aide! They have a special congressional passport line they can call but it takes time.