The greatest experience, the one which shakes a soul with hopes and fears, the results of which are never ending, and incidentally, the one which pays the biggest dividends, is to be found in the adoption of children.
--Anonymous

Thursday, May 22, 2008

No End In Sight!

I was going to post yesterday and make it a wordless Wednesday......just pictures, because there is no good news to share. I couldn't make myself do that. Those of you who check in deserve to know exactly what's going on. The truth is, I don't think anyone really knows what's going on. We haven't received word yet that our BM interview has been scheduled. Only one family who has our attorney has had an interview. There is no order as to how the interviews are being scheduled. I wouldn't be surprised if they throw all of the files up in the air and the one that lands on the top is the next one interviewed. (That's kind of nasty, I probably shouldn't have posted that, but I'm way passed worrying about being politically correct) At first we heard that interviews may be conducted in alphabetical order.......that was not correct. Next we heard that interviews would be scheduled by date of PGN admittance......that was not correct. We also heard that cases ready to be approved would be scheduled first.......but that doesn't seem to be proving true either. I would like to hope that the officials in PGN have some sort of order in mind, but it sure isn't anything that is obvious to our agency. The longer the process goes, the more rumors start flying. I'm just going to have to stop reading the adoption forums. There is certainly no good news to be gleaned from them. The latest post in the Miami Herald is that 15 adoption cases have been annulled, and only 145 Birth Mother interviews have been completed. If that's true, and interviews have been happening since the first part of May, I don't think PGN will be finished with the interviews by the end of May like they stated earlier in the month. At this rate they may not be finished by the end of next May! And if 10% of the cases are annulled, that is a very scary percentage. There's no way of knowing if that report is true, but that's the kind of thing that's out there to read. There is certainly nothing positive about Guatemalan adoptions in the press right now.

I only know one thing for sure; we have a beautiful little girl down there waiting for us to bring her home. She is only one of thousands who have families hoping and praying that this political mess will end soon.

Please continue to join us in praying. There has to be some good news soon!

5 comments:

Derek & Jennifer said...

Just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. I am so disgusted by all that is going on right now and keep hoping this nightmare will end and you will be united with Nola soon.

Praying and praying and praying....

Eric and Michelle said...

Yes sweet Jesus bring some good news soon!

Ferrick said...

And I know one thing for sure too....you need to keep your eye's on Christ and get off the forums! Nothing will take you down quicker than "sensationalized news". I personally have grounded myself from the forums because I cant take the rumors myself and God needs me to stay focused on His alive and active Word for all the children of Guat, but especially my friends. It took 3 months for Guat to get it together with the grandfathering last fall, they will get this together too. "All things are possible with God". I dont have all the right words, I wish I did. But God does, turn to Him, His Word, and believe Him for it. Much love and constant prayers. Susie

Sandy said...

I can't imagine the frustration you must have. Know that we are praying for Nola and all the babies waiting to come home. Praying for some good news soon...

The gFamily said...

We are praying everyday for all the sweet babies to come home to their loving families! I can't wait to see Nola with her forever family at home! She is so precious!!!

Please know that we are thinking of your family and keeping you in our prayers! We serve a mighty God!!

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