Monday, March 31, 2008

There is a new Infante...

We are officially Rachel's parents... Her new birth certificate was issued on Friday with her new name.. legally her name is Marjorie Infante. remeber, Marjorie was the name that her birth mother gave her. Once she gets home we will legally change her name.. Her birth mother signed off for the fourth & final time.. SHES OURS!!!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Rachels Furniture

here are pictures of Rachels furniture, this is the style but the color I got is chocolate..

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shopping, Shopping & more Shopping

today I had a mission..... order bedding, furniture & go register at babies r us... We did just that.. As you all know, I have nothing for Rachel, you'd never know that we have a baby coming in a few weeks, me & my crazy superstition. The bedding will be here in about 5 weeks, the furniture, well thats another story.. it wont be here for about 10 weeks, so needless to say, Rachel wont have furniture when she gets home.. herea re a few pics of Rachel's bedding

Thursday, March 27, 2008

WE ARE OUT OF PGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well heres how the story goes.... major meltdown yesterday.. (annette can attest to that one) today I called PGN like 100 times (so cant wait for the phone bill) & I finally got through to Laura who told me that my file was ready to be picked up, but she couldnt tell me if I was approved or kicked out... so I called carol & left her a message.. I waited & waited what seemed like forever & she told me the GREAT NEWS!!!!! our file was approved by PGN....

basically what this means is that Rachel wil be home in about 6 weeks.. I am beyond THRILLED to say the least... tomorrow maria will get her new birth certificate & then her passport with her new last name, then a second DNA test is done, then we get our embassy appt....

well ohhhhh boy.. do I have a million things to do.... unfortunately I'm at work, but I feel like leaving to go get a drink....
MY CHUNK IS COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

updates soon

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Prayer

my friend sent this to me, thought I would share..

Prayer for a Couple Adopting a Child

We have waited for so long
for this child of choice.

Bless us
with an abundance of your love
that we may be good parents,
that we may create a home of blessing,
that we may encourage this child
to the fullness of his/her potential.

Bless our child, O God.
Give her security in our family,
the joy of laughter in our home,
and the courage to face
the challenges ahead.
Let our child know the love
we feel so deeply for her,
and let this love be a strength
to confront the opportunities of life.

Monday, March 10, 2008


well, it was about 6pm & I was sitting at my desk at work when the phone rang, it was Carol... I was sooooo afraid to answer b/c I assumed it was bad news(that we got KO'd again).. she had to hear the reservation in my voice & she sounded different so I really thought we were doomed... I was wrong.. she told me that my file was on Mr. Barrios' desk, hes the man that gives the final ok.. carol hopes that we are OUT by the end of the week.. I hope so too because the entire country shuts down for Holy Week ( thats a good deal)

Basically what this means is that if we are Out by the end of the week Rachel could be home by the end of April.. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

OH BOY do I have a lot of things to do.... order furniture, order bedding, paint room, buy a car seat ect ect.. the list goes on & on & work my butt off with overtime till my family leave..

OH YEAH!!! I guess I'd better tell work that I wont be in for a while..

6 months today

today my baby girl is 6 months old.. I just hope that my case is moving in the right direction & I hope i'm off the dead man's desk... aka reviewer #1... I must be getting over how sick I was in Guatemala, because I'm sittng at my desk thinking how bad I want to go back & visit Rachel... I miss her terribly & I just hope that shes home real soon...

Friday, March 7, 2008

new pictures

today carol sent me new pictures of chunk... & boy is she getting big. Unfortuntely we are still with the 1st reviewer, personally I think he's dead at his desk... just my opinion there. Ive been in PGN for 3 weeks today, the usual stay is about 8 weeks.. we'll probably be in for 80 weeks, lets just hope we dont get kicked out again..

it always great getting new pictures but it makes it harder everyday to see how big she getting & knowing that she isnt home yet.. unless I move to Guatemala & foster Rachel myself.. YEAH RIGHT!!

Lets hope for some movement next week, i soooooooooooooo want to be done with this & have Rachel home..