Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A little news

OK, the suspense is KILLING me. I will let you know what is up with PBJ. First, a bit of background info. Her case was sent to investigation in the courts because the document of the birth mother (called a cedula, replaces a birth certificate for those born at home) had the word MUTE written across the bottom. If she is mute, how did they interview her for the social workers report? They had a hearing in late October where they brought in the BM and a translator and learned that she is not mute, just speaks a Mayan dialect and is very shy. The judge wanted the corrected cedula and all would be fine. 

Then, during this time, the Guat coordinator for our agency began stealing all the money, the attorneys didn't get paid, nothing was done and our case sat. I was told at the time that the judge went on vacation for 2 months, but that was the coordinator covering her deceit.

Now we have a new lawyer assisting our case. Not a stellar lawyer, not the cream of the crop, but apparently someone decent and trustworthy although a bit slow (thank you google) This atty went to the judge and asked what was the hold up. The judge first said he would schedule a new hearing, one which I could attend. (Oh how I looked forward to that!) But after pushing the judge, he agreed that all he needed to see was the corrected cedula of the BM and he would be fine. Last Thursday they brought the BM in with her new documents and she saw the judge. 

Then, the amazing part began. The judge listened to the medical info our atty provided and decided that this case would need to be fast-tracked if the info was true. he gave the atty until Monday to provide the medical records (which they did) and scheduled an appt with a gov't specialist for tomorrow. if they confirm the diagnosis, they will fast-track her case and get her home ASAP. The US Embassy already agreed to fast-track her case in October when I approached them, so once we have Guat approval things should fly. 

Is it possible that the powers that be could possibly, finally be thinking of the best interests of the child? I hope so!!! Isn't it about time? This precious baby girl has been through so much. Let her come home. Be loved. Be cherished. Be cared for in every way!!!!! Please?

18 comments:

Mamita J said...

Oh Wendy!

That is OUTSTANDING!!!

Please, Lord, let those who have power over PBJ's life have mercy on her and let her come home to her sweet mama ASAP.

Love to you,
Julie

Krystal said...

Yes, it ***IS*** time!!!! Slow or not, new attorney is my hero :)

Anonymous said...

Please Lord let this chld come home to her forever family
Cathie
(an adoptive Guatemalan parent who has been following your blog)!!!!
IT IS TIME TO BRING YOUR CHILDREN HOME.
Prays to your family

Angel said...

OHHHH WENDY!!! PLEASE LET THIS BE THE TIME! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Hugs. Angel

Andrea said...

Oh I have been stalking your blog the last few days just WAITING for the news. I will pray pray pray this is what we've been waiting for!!

Starfish said...

Okay,cautiously optimistic over here...

dana said...

I am praying, and I have goose bumps! I am afraid to breath!

I love you!

Candy said...

OH GIRL I AM SO DOING TH HAPPY DANCE, THE MOON WALK, THE TWIST AND SHOUT...NO WAY..REALLY...YOU HAVE GOOD NEWS...YIPEEEE..OH MY GOSH I am coming back to BIG TEX in April...will I be meeting PBJ...I am so HOPING SO!

Kim said...

What WONDERFUL news. I hope that everything does get fast tracked as this precious baby needs to get home. I hope your good news just keeps coming.

JuJu - said...

wooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo

finally somebody with half a brain is doing soemthing over there!!!!!!

Your case infuriates me at times - It just dose not make sense what those babies -BOTH of those babies have had to go through!

I pray for y'all every day!

Believing for this to all go through QUICKLY!!!

You are one tough cookie Wendy and you are a HERO:):)

Love and hugs to you and all of your family -

those J_ _ _ _ _ _ are tough people;) - if I don't way so myself;)

Julia:)

Kathy said...

I have chills! Keeping my fingers crossed and you all in my prayers that your little girl is home soon! It is way past time!!!

Kimberly said...

Isn't amazing how things can change so quickly? Praying that this time it's real and PBJ gets to come home.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news!!!!!!! I will pray everday you get to bring that precious little girl home soon and Ahren right behind her then!!!!!

~Michelle W
Green Bay, WI

Amy said...

Oh Wendy, I'm in tears reading this. This would be AWESOME!!!! I'm praying super hard for you on this one. I am so happy you finally have some hope for her truly coming home soon.

Anonymous said...

Great news. You and your family deserve to have your little ones home. I hope and pray PBJ comes home very soon. Any news on Ahren?

Susan said...

Finally, things finally seem to be moving in the right direction! Congratulations, and I hope she's home soon.

Sarah said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear this news and that PBJ may actually be on her way home! I am glad all the documents they needed were provided and her birthmother was able to show up when they needed her to! Thank the Lord for this miracle! I pray that your sweet girl is home very soon!

Lucinda Naia said...

I LOVE this news!

I understand that you're on pins & needles... I am and I'm just a blog reader. LOL