Thursday, September 27, 2007

What a week!

Wow...the past week has been an unbelievable roller coaster. As you know, we were informed about an error on Eli's birth certificate that would take 2-3 months to correct. Our attorney would not submit us to PGN until this was corrected. We were just heartbroken and tried to process the idea that Eli will most likely not be home until spring. Many, many tears ensued because we just could not stand the idea of not seeing Our Little Pea again until spring. We have been feeling completely helpless. So, we decided the one thing we can do is to pack our bags and go visit Eli again. Today we booked our flights and made our hotel reservations for 12/25-12/31. What a huge spirit lifter!!! We are so excited!!Two hours after booking our trip, our coordinator calls me to inform us that...........

WE ARE IN PGN!!!!!!!

Geez!! Amazing how everything can change in an instant!! Our attorney submitted our file yesterday. At this point, we don't know if Eli's birth certificate has been fixed and we hope to get a response from our attorney within the week regarding this question. So, it was either fixed very quickly or our attorney decided to submit us anyway given the other very alarming news that rocked the Guatemalan Adoption world this week. So, please send lots of love and positive, happy thoughts to the PGN reviewers so that they approve our adoption before 12/31/07.


  1. JOY!
    Keith and I are so thrilled and hopeful for you all. Can I just say that God had His hands all over you when you booked that trip... wow.

  2. WOW!!!! What wonderful news! And yes, what a roller coaster you guys have been on. Does this mean that you might get to bring Eli home with you when you return from your trip??

  3. WOW! That is SO Amazing!! What a step in the right direction!

    Let us know asap when you know if the BC was fixed!

  4. I'm so happy for you both! Godspeed through PGN! :-)


  5. Hi Stephanie!

    It's Denise Keeran...

    Soooooo happy for you and your husband and little Eli! I saw your dad and made the connection...Our daughter and son-in-law have friends that just adopted little Silas from Guatemala...Would love to connect you all...maybe you already know them? Email me at! Denise