Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Up, Down or Sideways????

Our adoption journey reads like a bad Lifetime movie. I have seen after-school-specials with fewer mess ups. If I wasn't living it I would never believe it. It couldn't possibly be true. It is just too unbelievable. And yet the saga continues....

The governing body in Guat for adoptions, PGN, has decided that they will interview the birth moms for all the approved cases that they re-tracted last week and if they feel the birth mom willingly relinquished the child they will approve and release the file. That means US! Yah baby! This might actually work! I e-mailed the attorney and he is working on getting an appointment for this. Luckily our son's birth mother is still living nearby and cooperating even after all this time. I absolutely REFUSE to get my hopes up but maybe, just maybe we will finally get a break. 

On the other side, PBJ's case has hit a major snag. The investigation in Juvenile Court is done, and the file was submitted to PGN and they kicked it out and sent it back to the court. The court sent it back to PGN. PGN sent it back to the court. Etc etc etc. Stalemate. They are arguing over one document. PGN says the atty did something wrong but the investigation cleared up all the birth mother questions. So it comes down to if PGN will approve the case with the info from the investigation and then deal with the atty separately or if they will literally throw the baby out with the bath water. 

Anyone want to guess what might happen next? Rabid wolves eat our file? Bats take over the PGN building? The government decide that they will all take a 6 month vacation? Nothing would surprise me at this point. 

But, we have a back-up plan. We have worked on it for quite a while. I think it is a good one.

Our back-up plan is to pay for Ahren to go to law school in Guat and then have him finish both of their adoptions. ;-)


12 comments:

Ellie said...

I read that about Guat and PGN, and I also read somewhere that the "APPROVED" cases were going to be the first one that get the interviews... It also said it will take about a month... and it has been a week already... RIght??? I am hoping and praying... as for the backup plan... I think Katie needs to get that law degree and get both the kids home sooner~! HA!~ She isn't that far off from College... Ghetto Barbie Gone Hollywood as an Adoption Attorney... Yep that would work, cause doesn't is seem stars get preferental treatment!~

hehehe... OK, i am ready for people to bash me on that one~

HUGS
ELLIE

Anonymous said...

Man o man, it IS one of those life time for women movies... I DON'T LIKE that channel ANY MORE!!!

I've never seen a country take more vacation time than this one. Your 6 month prediction may come true. Rabid wolves and bats... I'm afraid that one it true already. I'm waiting for hell to freeze over and pigs to fly. Anyone know how to teach a pig to fly?

Hang in there - HappyK

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Krystal said...

I am still sticking with the prediction that a pack of wolves will break into PGN and urinate on our files, rending them unreadable and un-approvable. . . right?

dana said...

I am all for the Law school in Guatemala for Ahren. At least then you would have someone on your side...
If Madonna can get special treatment, then Katie just has to get famous and you can have any child you want from around the world, maybe even your own!
Love you and getting excited!!

Natalie C. said...

Even in such a hard time you still have such a sense of humor. I guess you have to. Those are two beauiful kiddos you got there and will know how hard you fought for them.

ManyBlessings said...

I love ya girl, and I'm rooting for Plan A.

d:)

Candy said...

I hate to say I have been pretty ABSURBED in being with my SON and getting him home...oh and the good ole Guatemalan POO FLU...but I have been reading your blog...but just now at 1 am have time to comment...first of all...girl this is really a funny post.....and a VERY SAD post all at the same time. I am so glad to see that this ADOPTION GAME...they are playing ON YOU ...has not stolen your SPIRT...You are MISS SPUNKY and no one can keep a GOOD WOMAN DOWN...Praying for you and watch in the weather to see if BATS are in the forcast for Guatemala next week...HAHA

Candy, Kya Blu, and Jagger Jett

supermom said...

I can't believe how many things have gone wrong with your adoption cases. You guys definitely need a break

Cathie said...

It's time for a break for you guys.
I have been following your adoptions through your blog and I have been amazed by what a strong women, Mama you are.
Praying your children home
Cathie
Proud Mama to Caden my Guatemalan prince

LouLou said...

Girl. I know this is driving you crazy, as it is truly pushing me OVER the edge........

Praying for all of us.

Kristi said...

I know sister --- I have been with the FIRST reviewer for THIRTY NINE, yes, 39 DAYS!!! Not sure if it's a blessing or a curse. Right now it sure as heck seems like a curse. The only blessing right now is my daughter!! Keep us posted! Much Love - Bamagirl!!!