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.