Sunday, February 3, 2008

Not the news we wanted to hear....

but also not completely unexpected. We were informed by our agency on Friday that the Central Authority is temporarily shutdown. They are not accepting any new registrations and they are not issuing any registration certificates at this time. There are several things going on. My friend Jennifer did an excellent job explaining everything on her blog so click on this link for more information: http://www.lifewithfishers.com/2008/02/whats-going-on-in-guatemala.html.

Basically, we are caught in a political mess and who knows when this will all be straightened out. It's so discouraging and it is so difficult not to be overwhelmed with all of these uncertainties, especially since things seem to change by the hour! The future of our family is in the hands of both Guatemalan and US politicians, many of whom are more concerned with power and control than what is in the best interest of children. Of course, there are many people fighting for our children, but the fight is plagued with so many political games. All of us stuck in this mess are hoping for some answers soon. I think I can comfortably speak for all of us in process that we are ready to get off this roller coaster ride!!

7 comments:

Gwen, Jenny, & Mia said...

I can't imagine what you are going through with all this CA stuff. I hope things are cleared up very soon so you can put your mind at ease and bring your little boy home. He is SO cute!

Jennifer & Derek said...

I pray that this week brings some positive movement but I know we are all in this for the long haul and our children will come home.

Riding this roller coaster right along with you...

Jess said...

ugh, my heart just sank.

So sorry.

Praying for Eli and you.

Jess said...

Are you already registered with the CA?

Donna said...

Ugh! I know you are so torn up right now. My heart is breaking for you. Steph - it WILL happen. It WILL! Prayers and ((hugs))!

Bobbi said...

I think I am going to be sick! I am really worried about how much more you can take.

Only know I am there if needed.

You know, I am sneaking into one of Beth's suitcases, Eli is tiny.......

Thinking of you.

The day he comes out of PGN there is going to be a big party!!

Gretchen said...

Steph, I hate that you are caught up in the middle of this. I just wish the U.S. and Guate governments could get their act together so we can get these babies home. I'm praying of you.