I'd like to see this thread develop too. Maybe it can be made a sticky. I recall the thread on E-Sangha had a wealth of information for those wanting to pursue ordination in Thailand. Personally, I don't have a lot of information for you other than what I can remember off the top of my head. So take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully, one of the Bhantes will weigh in here.
I believe the temple that the Venerable Dhammanando most recommended was Wat Tha Ma O in Lampang. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any contact information on the net. Also, I was recommended the following temple from Venerable Kendrup (spelling) near Khon Kaen. I don't know if he visits this site but if he sees this thread maybe he can weigh in. He suggested this temple to me as the abbott was very amenable to teaching western students. Here's the link:http://www.rightview.org/Kanjanabhisek/index.htm
I also recall the Venerable Appicchato was a good source on the visa information as it is seemingly always changing in Thailand. Another good source to look through on the visa issue is:http://www.thaivisa.com
A year ago I traveled around the area by bicycle and was able to meet many nice, English speaking Thais who went out of their way to befriend me. I still keep in contact with a number of them and if at any time I wanted to pursue ordination they would be more than willing to help me with language issues, traveling to immigration offices, putting me up in their homes during the exploratory phase, etc. So along that line of thought, have you visited Thailand? I know you can get a 60 day tourist visa easily. Maybe you could develop some contacts through this thread, plan a trip, get your feet on the ground, develop some friendships with the local Thais, and then take a look around. Maybe something will come up that way. Just a thought.
One other thought. Have you considered visiting Sri Lanka. Ken and Visakha Kawasaki run the relief organization Buddhist Relief. Maybe you could send them an e-mail and run your situation through them. I think they would be a good contact for ordaining in Sri Lanka.http://www.brelief.org/
Good luck and let us know if you come up with anything concrete or any other ideas.
"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183