Sunday, October 7, 2007


Some good news!! Thursday was an exciting day for us! We received notice on Thursday that Eli's birth certificate was corrected before we were submitted to PGN. YEA!!! This is wonderful news!! We continue to hold onto hope that our adoption will be approved by PGN before the end of the year.

In addition, we are local celebrities. Ha! We were interviewed by one of the Toledo news stations, 13 Action News, regarding the potential shutdown of Guatemalan adoptions. The night before, CNN had a story on Guatemalan adoptions (which was HORRIBLE and misleading) and I think that may have hit the local station radar. My brother-in-law works with a woman who adopted her son from Guatemala and she has a friend, who has a friend that works for the news station. Funny how that works, huh?! This woman received our Call to Action letter through a web of e-mails and mentioned our names to the news reporter. He interviewed her family as well. The interview was very short, we didn't get to say everything that we wanted to say, and most of what we did say was edited. But....we think it turned out okay. I think they were more interested in filling some dead air time than in Guatemalan adoptions. If anything, we put a face to adoption. Jason is trying to figure out how to post the interview here so hang tight. :) The news station did not post it on their website so our technology skills are really being challenged!

To top it all off, we watched the Indians kick some Yankee butt. GO TRIBE!!! We're going for a sweep!!


Gretchen said...

Steph that is wonderful news!! I bet you can breathe easier now that the birth certificate is corrected! I'm praying for a quick trip through PGN for you. I can't wait to see the video from the interview.

Bobbi said...

Ok, just got caught up. First off, he is adorable. Love his hat!

Looking likely you will be home sooner than you thought. Lots of prayers for an easy PGN experience!!

Enjoy your holiday with your son. Spending Christmas with him will be truly special. I missed Reese so much last year I could hardley stand it.

Glad things are looking up for you.

Guatemama said...

Oh that is great that his bc was corrected before you went into PGN! WOW I can imagine how much of a relief it is for you! Hope to hear that you are out soon. :)