Monday, May 5, 2008

Famous Last Words

If everything goes smoothly...

Ha Ha Ha!

What was I thinkin'?

Some things might go smoothly, but everything...come on!

Today, we received an email from the US Embassy in Guatemala, but it was NOT the email we wanted. It was an I-72. That is the generic "Everything is not all right" form the Embassy sends to adoptive parents.

The trouble...

Cupcake was originally a relinquishment case. Her birthmother chose to place her for adoption and would sign her approval at various times during the process. The Embassy had a case number for that adoption. When her case went into abandonment, the old case was void. When she got her Certificate of Abandonment, we began an entirely new adoption process, with a whole new case number. So the Embassy has an old case under her name and a new case under her name. They cannot continue with the new case until the old case is officially closed out.

So the Embassy needs proof that the old case is no longer valid. It was not entirely clear what the Embassy needs in order to close out the old case.

Our facilitator emailed tonight. He thinks a letter from us authorizing the close out will be proof enough for the Embassy, since we were the original adopting parents in the old case.

We've written the letter and we have unsuccessfully tried to fax it several different ways. We WILL make it work tomorrow if I have to go to Kinko's and pay $200 for an international fax.

We have a plan in place and the fax should be at the Embassy before they open for business tomorrow....if everything goes smoothly. :-)

Blessings to you,


Mom&Dad to A & J said...

UGH!!! Praying here.

Mommy said...

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Your are so kidding me. Girl I am so sorry praying this will get resolved so fast.

Sometimes you just wonder, don't ya? Then we have to remember about our trust in Him and His perfect timing!! So hard especially when our little ones need to be home.

Love ya,

Sheryl said...

Just found your blog...we were in the same boat as you two years ago. Now, our 4 year old superhero is home...We pray the same for you!