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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Not the call we wanted!

I received a call yesterday evening that knocked the wind out of me.  Kelley Miller from USCIS called to let me know that they were contacted by the Guatemalan Government and told that Nola's case doesn't meet the requirements to continue.  There are two basic requirements 1.  a certificate of Adoptability has been issued (and there has been one) and 2.  a bond has been established between the child and parents.  The CNA showed Nola a picture of me and Mark and she couldn't identify us as her mommy and daddy so they have declared there is no bond.  The USCIS was told Nola would be adopted domestically if she hasn't been already.  Kelley wasn't sure if Nola has been placed with a family already or not.  The entire time I was listening, I just couldn't believe what I was hearing!  If the 13 trips we've made to Guatemala since beginning our adoption doesn't establish bond I really don't know what does!  Kelley wrote down all the information I gave her and will be attending a meeting on Monday at noon to try and plead our case.  She told me not to get my hopes up but that she would do all she can to help us.
We could use your prayers.  I'm praying that God will give Kelley the right words to say and those who hear the words will be open and understanding.  Kelley assured me she would call and let me know how the meeting went and when I hear from her, I'll post.

6 comments:

Gardenia said...

Dear Pam, you have my promise of prayers for your Nola, and that Kelley will have the right words and that the people listening will open their hearts to you as Nola's family. God bless you all.

Deb said...

I am praying for kelly to have the words to show your bond. Poor Nola.

Guatmama said...

Still praying for you family and Miss Nola!

Garland Family said...

I will be sending your post to my church family so they can pray as well. My heart breaks for you.
Melissa

Tracy said...

Hi Pam! I'm one of Geri's bloggie buddies and she emailed me asking prayer for your family. I'm so sorry that you have hit this road block in your adoption process. Just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you that God's will be done. Stay strong. You are not alone. Hugs and blessings!

NickelNook said...

Hello Pam...I'm also a friend of Geri's. You've really been through it, haven't you? Sweet little Nola is God's child too. He will place her just where He wants her to be. Trust Him, for He is MIGHTY!! My prayers are with you!...Nancy :o)

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