Monday, February 11, 2008

PHEW.......

Oh, what a ride this is....we received verbal confirmation from our agency that our attorney re-registered our case over the weekend. THANK GOD!!!!! In fact, they confirmed that ALL of the families with our agency are registered. Our agency promised to provide us with a copy of the receipt, so we are anxiously waiting to see with it with our own eyes!!! We stalked the various adoption boards all weekend for updates on the registration process. In fact, Jason was initiated into the world of adoption boards and I think he is hooked. We may have a fellow board stalker in the house! Ha!!

The central authority stayed open until midnight on Saturday and very late Sunday. It sounds like the attorneys literally stood in line for HOURS waiting to submit paperwork. Can you imagine??? We are so grateful for all their hard work and dedication to get families registered. Unfortunately, there are still many families still waiting to get registered and tomorrow is the deadline. If you received our e-mail and have not sent any letters, yet. Please still do!! No child should be left behind because time ran out. One thing we have learned in this process is the power of community, the power of speaking out and taking a stand. It matters!!


So, we can finally take a deep breath at least for tonight. Some people are reporting that PGN is accepting files back with the registration number so it is possible we could be resubmitted this week. So, what does Eli think of the latest development?
"Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! Let's see some of this fast action in PGN."

And...HAPPY 10 MONTH BIRTHDAY, SWEETPEA!!!!!!!!!

14 comments:

Guatemama said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! OH Steph I am so relieved that you are reg and on the way back to PGN. I hope they take the reciepts and you get back in this week! YEA! I am just so happy that this part is over for you.
Tracy

Sandy said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!! So glad the registration process is over...now if PGN will just get their acts together and send Eli HOME!! We're rootin' for you...and praying hard that THIS IS IT!!!

Becca said...

Good news! Praying that Eli comes home quickly!!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Pam (FTIA) said...

YES!! I feel such relief to see this positive news...I am praying that we will hear of your PGN resubmit this week. We need to get him in, out and HOME!
Pam

Frances said...

Congrats, Steph! I am hoping for some news, soon! The wait is so hard! Hope you are back in PGN this week!

The gFamily said...

Alright! Let's get Eli back into PGN and please God, let them pass him through quickly!! PLEASE!!!!!

Stacy said...

Happy 10 month bday!
Yea for CA registration!!!

Praying hard,
Stacy

Nicole said...

So glad to see this.

No one deserves a shorter stay in PGN than YOU.

I'm going to be staying right next door to PGN this weekend. You say the word and I'm there - I just need to know which message I'm delivering, the one covered in sweetness or the OTHER?!

Victoria & Joe said...

Happy 10 Month Eli.. Hope your home for 11.

Bobbi said...

Let me just say Welcome Aboard Jason. FINALLY, a man who gets it!!

Glad you are registered, and I sent my letters last night. Let's hope it helps.

Happy 10 months, Eli. Hope to be wishing you those at home soon.

jen weeeers said...

Hooray! Hope you'll be back in PGN soon...and then finally OUT. Feliz 10 months cumpleanos to Eli.

Donna said...

Welcome aboard, Jason! It's always nice to have antoher addict with us!

And Happy 10 month, Eli!! Congrats on getting registered and we're all praying your file flies through PGN!!

Sally said...

Yay! What a relief! We are so happy to hear this news and have been thinking and talking about you guys a ton these last few days, as I'm sure your whole community of supporters has too. Here's hoping for a speedy trip through the rest of PGN.

Suzanne and Jayme said...

Yeahhhh, we'llbe back in PGN in no time. I wish you a quick journey from this point forward