Wednesday, March 26, 2008

OH YEAH! THAT'S RIGHT! O-U-T!!!!


MALAENA AND MOM ARE DOING THE HAPPY DANCE. MALAENA-SLOAN'S CASE WAS RELEASED FROM PGN TODAY!!! We are praising GOD for the miracle! I have dreamed of posting this since the day we received our referral! Our trip will be in 4-6 weeks depending on how long it takes to get the final things completed. We will keep you posted. Please join with us in praising the Lord for this awesome news!

CHECKLIST OF WHAT IS TO COME:
Adoption Decree (Guatemala)
*Birth mother signs her fourth and final consent to adopt
*Adoption decree is issued and she is legally our daughter!
*A new birth certificate is issued by the Civil Registry with our last name
*Passport and Visa photos are taken. The photo and birth certificate are submitted and the Guatemalan passport is issued
Immigration (US Embassy)
*Documents are translated into English to create Final Packet. Lawyer submits Final Packet to US Embassy. Within 24 hours Embassy authorizes second DNA test and Embassy medical exam (called Orange Slip)
*Child is taken to the Embassy doctor for a second DNA test and medical exam. DNA sample is sent to laboratory in the US for processing
*US Embassy receives DNA results and schedules the final interview date with parents (called Pink-Slip)
*US Embassy issues a visa and gives us a "sealed packet" of documents. We are free to take our daughter home to the US!
Back Home (US)
*We will submit the sealed packet to US Immigration in Dallas. Since we visited Malaena-Sloan prior to the completion of her adoption, she will automatically become a US citizen when we enter the country.

18 comments:

THE SCHAEFERS said...

Praise the Lord! I am SO excited for you and your family!!!! What a wonderful feeling to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel in your journey to bring your daughter to her family.

Steve and Kim said...

YAYYY!!!!!!!!! I'm so HAPPY for you!!! CONGRATS!!!! Here's to a speedy PINK!!!!

Lou said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Speedy pink, speedy pink, speedy pink. I am thrilled for you!!!

Leah said...

Got is so Faithful to us. Congratulations on your out! Will continue to pray for the rest of your process... that it will be speedy and your little girl will be home soon.

Ferrick said...

You know I am Praising with you girl! All God's promises wont let go of me! AMEN, we praise you for the dance Lord. What celebrating we get to do next weekend. Luv ya friend, Susie

Pippa said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news and perfectly timed. Hope your pick-up is soon.

The picture(s) are perfect!

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Praise God Praise God Praise God!!!!! I have your blog on my Google Reader roll, and when I saw that you had two new postings today...I KNEW!!!! Holy cow! I am so happy for you!!! Now let's get that baby girl home!!!
Congratulations!
stephanie

Candy said...

YIPPEEEE SKIPPPEEEE and WE MAY FINALLY MEET...WOOOO HOOOO OMG GIRL you have no idea how happy I am for you...OMG OMG OMG.....GOD IS GOOD...and your FAITH WAS STRONG...YIPPEPPPEPPEPEPEPE.....OH YES GIRL I AM DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!

Brian and Kim said...

Praise the Lord! Soo soo happy for you!!! Get those final things ready!!!!!!
Kim Hanna

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

I am so excited for you! You FINALLY got the "prize" that you have been waiting for! I can't wait for Malaena to get home! I am soooo excited to meet her!
Shari :-)
encounteringella.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

CONGRATS on your OUT!! I found you through Candy! But, I met you on your visit trip. I was there on pick up to get Analise. Do you remember us?? I was there with my SIL.

Our blog is private but I would be happy to add you since I know who you are! email me: rednite713 at yahoo dot com.

Again, CONGRATS!!!

Mari's Journey Home said...

THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Congratulations! Little Miss Malaena is getting closer to her forever family!! Only a couple more steps! Can't wait to see PINK!!

Chantelle, Eric, Bianca said...

YEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! We are too excited for words. I can still hardly contain myself!!!! Just so happy to get that little sweetie home and give her a hug! I am just so thankful for God's faithfulness in this. What an answered prayer and mama you deserve it!!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE

Dena said...

HIP HIP HOOORRRRAY! that's awesome! i hope you are seeing PINK sooooon!

Stacy said...

Yahooooo! I was waiting for your good news post! Congratulations!!!

Stacy

Suzanne and Jayme said...

YEAHHHHHHH. I'm so happy for you. Malaena is so beautiful. I wish you a speedy jorney to pink.
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Heidi said...

I'm so happy for you!!!!! Go get that baby!

We just got kicked out. Ugh.

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