Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
It has just so happened that they have been with me on most of the major milestones of the adoption process - the day I mailed my application in they went with me to buy Dominic's first baby blanket; the day I got my referral we were on vacation together and then tonight when I got my Pre-Approval notice we were together, as well!
Hopefully I'll hear that I'm out of Family Court soon and then on to PGN!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sept - Pre-Approvals were taking 60 days
late Sept - Pre-Approval taking about 2 weeks
early Oct - Pre-Approval issued in less than 3 days!
***My case is submitted Oct 5***
Oct 22 - An announcement is made that Pre-Approvals will now take up to 60 days again
Oct 23 - My friend, J, is issued Pre-Approval in 19 days
So it could be tomorrow, it could be December. Do you think I'll learn to become more patient during this process?
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
We took some more pictures this morning and have a surprise for Nanny for Halloween! Tonight we'll go to dinner with Dominic's foster family and then my sister and I will head to the airport around 4am. I've been very happy with the Marriott and will probably stay here again. Hoping to be back in about 6 weeks or so...
Today is a U.S. holiday, so no PA for me today.... Happy Columbus Day!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
I think he would have chosen a different finger if he knew what he was getting into....
Maybe this won't be so bad if I can eat this thing...
The first few snips...
The finished product. How handsome is he???
Today we went out to the handicraft market near the airport and picked up a few things. It was very nice and not exactly what I expected - not crowded or cramped like the market we visited in Antigua. We saw some new items there and I got a hand woven runner that will match both my room and Dominic's.
After the market we went to Hyper Paiz - the Guatemalan Wal-Mart. I picked up a few Spanish books, puzzles and flashcards for Dominic and of course we had to load up on snacks and coffee for our friends at home.
Dominic slept most of the time we were out shopping and napped off and on most of the evening. He's been a little fussy, but much better than the first day!
Yesterday I received an e-mail that my agency got the DNA results - 99.99% match! My copy should be home waiting for me in the mailbox. What does this mean? We're now waiting on Pre-Approval from the U.S. Embassy. Once we receive that and our case moves out of Family Court in Guatemala, it's on to PGN, or final court, for us!