Archive for September, 2007

Update, Finally!

We received our referral on September 13.  It was really exciting.  Joe and I did a conference call with our coordinator & she gave us the info.

Introducing Baby Elmer.

He was 9 lbs at birth and he was born August 22nd. 

He has the same birthday as Tori Amos, Cindy Williams (Shirley of Laverne & Shirley fame),   Norman Schwarzkopf , Valerie Harper (Rhoda), Scooter Libby (ugh), and Howie D.



Still waiting.  We can expect a referral in 2 – 4 weeks.  My hunch is that it will be sooner but I thought out I171H would arrive in 2 months also.  Dope.

I was hoping it would come yesterday, our anniversary.  Instead, I did a face plant off our front steps, much to the amusement of the Monster House construction workers.  I hope it’s not an omen.

Finally, News.

We received our I171H this morning!

Four months.  Sigh.  Much longer then I thought it would take.  But, it’s done now.

Hopefully, we will have a referral soon.  So, my husband and I will have more to obsess over then the McMansion being built next door to us.

Little E

This is an outfit we sent him!


Application to agency: 2/7/07 Dossier to agency: 7/30/07
i171h: 9/6/07
Referral: 9/13/07
POA to Guatemala: 9/28/07
DNA auth: 11/29/07
Enter family court: 12/18/07
DNA test: 1/16/08
Birth mother interview: 1/16/08
DNA test results to embassy: 1/23/08
Registered with the CNA: 2/11 (grandfathered in)
Exit family court: 2/11/08
Pre-approval: 3/6/08
Enter PGN: 3/12/08
Exit PGN: 4/16/08
Adoption decree signed: 4/17/08
New birth certificate: 4/22/08
New passport: 4/25/08
Orange: 5/5/08
2nd DNA Test: 5/8/08
Pink: TBD
Embassy appt: