Saturday, January 5, 2008


The below information was posted by Kevin that works at Guatadopt. I have followed his comments since we dove into adoption and he is very knowledgeable regarding adoptions. So, I wanted to share with my friends and family who are in this with me!

Maybe we (Guatadopt) are being overly optimistic and maybe I'll be regretting this post. But I think that everyone is making too much over this.The LAW in Guatemala as of Dec 31, 2007 removes PGN from the process. It states that in order for a case to be finished under the old notarial system, it must be registered within 30 days with the CA (side note that JCICS is saying that is to be 30 BUSINESS days, pushing it back to mid Feb). So in this case, PGN seems to be doing what law of Guatemala, right or wrong, dictates. Let's remember that the 14 (business?) days to have the Central Authority's BOD appointed has yet to pass. Heck, the twelve days of X-Mas, the Dia de los Reyes I believe, isn't even until Sunday. I know the huge frustration out there and I am in no way defending the causes for it. But this is a huge phase of transition. Deadlines have been established and those deadlines have yet to be breached. I am 99.9% sure those of you in process are in for a rollercoaster ride like you never imagined. However, I am only slightly less confident that these cases will be completed. Speaking as a 2003 Hague survivor, and I mean this as seriously as I can state, to those of you in process, find ways to manage the stress and depression associated with this crap when you are stuck in the middle of it. Whatever it is - music, beer, needlepoint, archery or mescaline - do it! (For the record, I write satirically and am not condoning or recommending the use of an illegal substance) This process can be incredibly stressful during the smoothest of times and you all are certainly not in smooth times. Governments suck! I will not argue with that. Bureaucracy and politics suck as well, especially when children are involved. But that’s what we’ve got here. One last thought… In a way, I think PGN taking this stand may be a positive thing. It will raise awareness of the need for the CA to get formed and specify what registration means and how it can be done. In short, maybe it will light a match over someone’s butt who needs it. Kevin at Guadadopt
I am adding some words that I know are the truth that were posted on my friend's blog:
1)Habakkuk 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks to the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
2)Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
3)Phillipians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.
4)Phillipians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
5)Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.


Heidi said...

Hey Cheri,

I am right there with you and can completely understand how you feel! Isn't it nice knowing we have the best agency though to take care of us?


Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Hi Cheri! I saw that another PH family got out of PGN in 3 weeks. I am praying and praying and praying for you guys and your process...that God's hand of mercy would be on your file and with Mr. Barrios, and that you would be released quickly and without having to deal with any of the political stuff! It could be soon!! :>)

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

Thanks for your prayers! I know that it's just a matter of a short amount of time! Thanks for your support!