Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another bittersweet update

Howdy all! Today we learned for certain that the family court interviews we conducted back on July 6. This is where a Guatemalan social worker interviews Carmen's mother to discuss the circumstances of her relinquishment. Often times this takes place on the same day as the DNA test, but not always - as was the case here. This is another reminder of how difficult this process is for everyone involved. As I've said before, as wonderful as it is to build a family, a great deal of loss takes place in order for an adoption to happen. If you're the praying type, please pray for Carmen and her birth mother.

Nevertheless, the process continues, and the end result is progress on the case. This means that we are officially in "Family Court" and wait for approval of that body just as we wait for the US Embassy to issue their pre-approval. Alas, we have a visit trip to plan and our social worker and lawyer continue to do a great job on our behalf.

Carmen's 3 month birthday was last Friday, and in honor, here's a cute little grin. I know the picture is a bit blurry, but that's OK.


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4 Comments:

At 1:12 PM, Blogger petunia said...

she is absolutely adorable!

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Happy 3 months to Carmen.

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger offmymind said...

She is so beautiful!

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Anita said...

She is a doll! This must be so bittersweet for you, knowing her in this way, but not having met her yet.

 

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