Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just when I could breathe easy

Today we were notified that we were Orange (meaning we had Embassy permission to do the 2nd DNA test and submit it to get our Visa) I contacted the lab, sent all the info and was waiting to get the confirmation we were all set when the bottom dropped out of my world. 

Let's backtrack briefly here. When Ahren was born, the hospital had his name spelled one way on their records but it was spelled differently on his birth certificate. This caused us huge problems and resulted in 22 months of rectification to get a birth certificate that matched the birth records. Once we had the corrected birth certificate we then proceeded with all of the actual adoption steps.

Fast forward to today. I send the orange sheet from the embassy to the lab and they can't find the original DNA results to match the new ones to. I dig out the case number and they pull the results only to discover that the original results are under the mis-spelled names of the incorrect birth certificate. The stupid, moronic, embicilic, add any other nasty adjective, attorneys used the old, incorrect BC to get the original DNA done. 

Now we are being told that the documents will not match and will not be accepted by the Embassy. Even though all the DNA matches. Even though we have the rectification paperwork to show it's the same child. All we can hope for is that someone at the US Embassy has some common sense and sees this for what it is. 

Darian vs Darien -  a roadblock of epic proportions

I am back under my rock. This hurts worse than anything else. So close I could almost feel him....


Deb said...

Oh Wendy- myheart is breaking for you. I can't believe this, with all that has gone on, someone has to be able to help you without this being a delay. Who can I call, what can I do? Say the word and I am on it for you.



Michelle W said...

My heart goes out to you and your family Wendy. Unbelieveable, you guys keep having to go through one heartache after another. There has got to be a reason that God is making this such a rough road. I just know that your going to be receiving some good news soon, because you really deserve it!!! Maybe he is prolonging Ahren's homecoming so that you can take that sweet baby PBJ home at the same time!!!! I will keep praying for you and your family!!!

Angel said...

Insanity- this is pure insanity. I just can't even wrap my brain around this process you have faced. I am so sorry friend. Angel

Shelly said...

I'll be praying that God softens the heart of someone at the Embassy and they'll understand what has happened. Praying for you as you are dealing with this huge disappointment!!

Shelly - another Guatemama

Krystal said...

Just tell the attorney to get the DNA done, and you can handle the USE. . . there is no way that a name mistake (for which you have proof of correction) is going to keep that boy away from his family anymore.

I have faith that someone will have common sense!

Diana said...

Oh, my goodness. I really want to say I can't believe it...but sadly I can because unfortunately I've lived it. IA is a completely insane experience that has the power to rip your heart to shreds and stomp on it. But it is so worth it in the end. Just remember that those precious kiddos are worth fighting for.

If the fight now is with the US Embassy, you may be able to get your senators or congress people to help you. I'd say it is definately worth a phone call to their office! After all, they get paid the big bucks to support their constiuants...and most of them aren't going to want to blow it on something that stupid this close to an election.

Mommy said...

WENDY???????? I am at a loss, I am furious, I am sad, I am praying diligently that the Embassy or someone in the Embassy will use the brain God gave them to see this isn't that difficult.

I am here and ready to raise the roof for you my dear friend. Let me know if there is anything I can do at all.


angieshaffer said...

So what now?????????

Mamita J said...


You have GOT to be kidding?!?!?!

I'm praying for just one person with common sense to show up to work today at the US Embassy.

I would be calling John Lovell (or Lowell, or whatever) NOW.

I'm so sorry, Hon. Hang in there.


dana said...

I have nothing to say except I love you so. You are in my heart and my thoughts every minute. I am praying that the embassy can see...
I love you.

Susan said...

CALL THE OFFICES OF YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN RIGHT NOW!!!! Sorry to shout, but someone can make some calls on this and help you clear it up. These folks are elected to represent you, and that's what they are supposed to do! They have people on their staffs to do nothing but deal with consituents' issues, so you CALL RIGHT NOW AND GET YOURSELF AT THE TOP OF THE LIST!!!

I'm so, so sorry. But you haven't come this far for this, I just know it.