FAMILIES TRAVELING ON AN ADOPTION JOURNEY: The names of the many beautiful children we've met on this road of adoption are listed below. Wherever they are in the life-long journey of adoption, please keep these children and their families in your prayers.
-->Baylia (in process) No blog. 2 yrs old, she needs to come home!
These are the names of amazing, strong, beautiful, couragous children we have met along our journey with Josh's illness.
Please remember them all in your prayers.
Children who have died
Ryan, Pryanka, Cameron, Rachel, Max,Noah, Josh, Kyle, Christopher, Tyler C., Mason, Tyler, Stephen, Gabbie, Theresa Rose, Christie, Gus,Zach B., Joe Lorenzo Jr., Zachery N., Joe Children who continue their journey in good health
Duncan, Kayla, Sarah, Anne, Rosie, Tayden,
2.5 weeks old
Our Adoption Timeline
July 21, 2007:Danny is born!
August 9, 2007:Received referral
1.5 months old
August 16, 2007:Accepted referral. Signed and notarized Power of Attorney. Delivered to Secretary of State, then couriered to Guatemalan embassy and to Agency.
August 24, 2007:Original Guatemalan Attorney concerned about a conflict of interest, reconsidered taking case. New Power of Attorney signed.
September 8, 2007:Upon further review, our original attorney was no longer concerned about our case - we're proceeding!
September 28, 2007:DNA testing done
October 8, 2007:DNA Match!!!
October 29, 2007:Received Pre-approval
December 18, 2007: Power of Attorney misplaced, now in Guatemala
December 21, 2007: Power of Attorney registered with the courts
January 3, 2008: Social Worker Interview conducted with Birth Mother
January 29, 2008: Social Worker report completed. File ready to be submitted to PGN once agency begins accepting files.
January/February, 2008: Agonizing roller-coaster ride on the political situation in Guatemala and the openning of the Cenral Authority. CA finally opens 3 business days before the deadline and completes all registrations including ours!!
February 14, 2008: Case submitted to PGN
March 6, 2008: Kicked out of PGN due to a translation error on the Power of Attorney. Hope to be resubmitted by Friday, March 14.
March 14, 2008: Resubmitted to PGN
April 24, 2008: New Attorney General installed at PGN. All cases are on hold.
May 9, 2008: Danny's Birth Mother interviewed
May 12, 2008: Received word that our fingerprints have been successfully renewed
May 15, 2008: Began process to renew Home Study
May 30, 2008: OUT!!!
June 6, 2008: Application for Birth Certificate presented to "Registry of Guatemala" (This is an updated Birth Certificate reflecting Danny's name with our last name.)
June 24, 2008: DELAYED...Birth Certificate completed. (He is now legally a part of our family!)
July 1, 2008: obtain passport
July 4, 2008: 2nd DNA test completed
July 16, 2008: DNA match confirmed!
???: (Two weeks after DNA is taken): U.S. Embassy issues "Pink Slip" which is the appointment for Danny's travel Visa
???: (One week after Pink Slip): We travel to Guatemala to bring our sweet boy home!