Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I just had this bad feeling...

all day and I couldn't figure out why. I was feeling very anxious, edgy, and my chest was very tight. Something was just not right in my world and I KNEW it. I initially thought maybe something was wrong with Eli. I e-mailed Jason explaining my feeling and said we had to call and make sure everything was okay. I don't typically take these gut feelings lightly. Well...the call from our coordinator came at 4:45p, right when I got home from work (thank goodness I wasn't at work). We received ANOTHER previo. And...for the EXACT same problem as the other 2 previos. UGH.

Apparently, our attorney went to the civil registry today to get a new birth certificate and is planning on resubmitting us tomorrow. BUT...PGN is not accepting any cases back in until they are registered with this new "Central Authority." This registration process is required for all in-process cases to continue under the old adoption laws. The catch? The registration form just came out and the attorneys don't know where to submit the registration forms. So, either our attorney is just saying what we want to hear or he knows something we don't.

Regardless, this SUCKS. Oh, we are soooooooooooooo disappointed, mad, sad, heartbroken....I feel like someone punched me in the gut and knocked the wind out of me. I just hate that we have been set back at least another 2-3 months. It is so unfair. But, what can we do??? I have no idea at this point. I feel completely helpless. So, we cried, moped around all night, and huddled on the couch numbing our brains watching TV.

So, we just wait. Our coordinator is requesting clarification from our attorney as to why PGN keeps rejecting the birth certificate. Hopefully we can at least get more info soon and know what we are dealing with.

15 comments:

The gFamily said...

Oh Steph, I am so sorry!! This just stinks!! This is truly unacceptable! I am sending you hugs tonight and also sending up prayers! I am so, so sorry!!

Victoria & Joe said...

I know nothing helps right now.. But please know we are thinking about you.

Bobbi said...

I have no words to make your pain go away. I wish I did. Sorry just doesn't seem enough.

I think that it is time someone figure out what the problem is here. I am glad your coordinator is getting onto them about it.

Much Love to you

Guatemama said...

I just wanted to say again that I am so sorry this has happened again. I hope they can get to the bottom of it so the next time is the last time!! Thinking of you guys.
Tracy

Jennifer & Derek said...

What!?!?! I am so sorry. This is just unfair. I am getting so fed up with PGN these days. You so deserve a break. But I guess the saying goes - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. You guys are getting really strong!

Nicole said...

Steph- I just can't believe this. I'm glad to hear that your coordinator is getting involved. Is your attorney inept? Because I would be ready to inflict pain on him, PGN and everyone else. I admire your strength. Its amazing about gut feelings, right? I truly hope that this is your last time entering PGN!!!

Sandy said...

Steph, Cry, Scream, Throw something....whatever it takes. This is sooooooo unfair. I don't even know what to say..... Sending you hugs and many prayers for you, Jason, and Eli. I'm sorry...

Beth said...

Oh Steph, you know I am just so sorry... and very, very frustrated for you. I don't get it. I wish their was something to say or do... thinking of you all the time.

(((((((((hugs))))))))

Auntie G said...

Steph,
I am so sorry about the kickout. I wish there was something I could do or say to help. I will just pray instead.
Gail

Sally said...

As others have said, I know nothing will really help now (except getting this situation straightened out and getting little Eli HOME!) but please know that we are thinking about you guys, rooting for you, and feeling so angry and frustrated on your behalf too! After we read your post this morning, we were ranting and raving so much that I had to remind Joel to drive safely to work and not take his anger out on the other drivers! :) Seriously, this is so unfair to you and to Eli. Someone at that agency needs to step up and get to the root of the problem ASAP! Please continue to keep us posted. We will continue to think of you and hope for a speedy resubmission.

Jess said...

It is incredibly unfair. I am so, so sorry.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

I am so sorry.What's most important is that we will bring our babies home. Maybe not when we'd like, but they will be home with us. Stay strong, keep your head up. I read your blog everyday and my thoughts and prayers ae with you.

Suzanne

Gretchen said...

I am so angry for you guys. This process is just maddening at times. Especially when things like this happen and they just don't make sense. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying that all this will be worked out quickly.

Donna said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Oh, Steph I am SOOOOOO sorry. I shed quite a few tears reading this. I know you must just be heartbroken. Throw and temper tantrum yourself away, girl. I know you are strong and will pick yourself back up and continue on this journey. But for now, rest and take comfort in the arms of your honey and in God's embrace, too.

((((HUGE HUGS))))

Becky said...

Oh, Steph, I am just sick. I am so very, very sorry. I wish I could do something about this for you, but can't think of anything. As always, if you need anything, let me know and I will do it if I can!