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Old 05-11-2009, 08:56 AM
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Will Guatemala open for adoptions again?

My heart aches at the thought that I may not be able to adopt from Guatemala ever again.
Does anyone know, have a theory of, or heard of Guatemala opening up for adoption....ever?

I do medical mission trips each year now and it truly has become my second home and MY people too.

I can tell you the love we share and receive from the different villages we serve in.

God Bless Guatemala and its people,
Tenleys Very Proud Daddy

4/02/2007 Born 4pnds 6 ounces (full term)
4/13/2007 Referral
4/16/2007 Visit Trip #1;
5/17/2007 DNA submitted
5/29/2007 DNA back 99.99%
7/21/2007 Pre-Approval PGN
7/26/2007 Visit Trip #2;
8/01/2007 PGN (Appox.)
10/15/2007 PGN Kicked us OUT on my B-Day.
10/16/2007 Resubmitted to PGN
10/25/2007 Visit Trip #3
12/7/2007 OUT of PGN......YEA!
12/17/2007 TRIP #4 Fostering in Antiqua.
12/21/2007 BC (GC) with my name on it...yea!
1/4/08 2nd DNA taken in GC
1/10/08 2nd DNA 99.9%
1/14/08 2nd DNA at Embassy
1/17/08 Email inquiry "Where's my Pink"
1/17/08 PINK
1/30/08 Embassy Appointment
1/31/08 Packet pick up from Embassy
2/1/08 Home forever!!!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:00 AM
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Scott, I'm really praying it reopens because like you I travel back yearly to do mission work and I have fell in love with the country and it's people!!

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Old 05-11-2009, 10:43 AM
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I hope that our att is incorrect, but he told us that it will never open up again. I am praying that he is wrong and that it will open up again. Let's all pray that it will open up and let God open that door again
12/07- FC & Received PA
12/28/07- Entered PGN
1/15/08/ KO of PGN-needs 3 corrections
1/28-2/2/08 visit
1/31/08-Reg CA
2/12/08-obtained number for reg CA
2/28/08-resubmit to PGN
3/31/08-4/3/08-2nd review?
4/21/08-Out of PGN
5/5/08 A-deed signed/BC needs to be reg/w/RENAP (RENAP 4/30/08)
5/16/08-BC completed
5/21/08- ORANGE
5/30/08-DNA sent to US Embassy-wait for PINK
6/8/08-Joshua's 1st Birthday
6/11/08- Embassy apt
7/25/08-received registered adopt decree in our state
8/14/08- received USA State BC
8/25/08- received USA Soicial Security Card
8/25/08 -received letter fr USCIS-up to 120 days to rec the G-884 VISA info
9/15/08-received G-884 Visa packet info from USCIS buffalo-waited three weeks
4/10/09- G-639 10/16/09-rec G-639
9/10:domestic: private
3/8/11-adoption final

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:47 PM
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Hi, Scott, great to *see* you on here again!!!
Unfortunately, they are no where near ready to reopen adoptions in Guat. There was a U.S. DOS legislative briefing on the issue a couple weeks ago. They had sent (I believe) the 4th in command under Hillary to visit Guat, see what CNA is up to, how us pending cases are doing, etc....and her findings were presented in that meeting. From what I understand, the DOS has said it will not even consider reopening to Guat until 1) ALL transition/lingering cases have been completed (which they are far from being) and 2) Guat's new CNA is up to par (which they are also far from doing/being).
On the flipside, just IMO, CNA is starting to feel the heat and you will most likely see a lot of *raids*, etc start up again so that it appears they are in fact doing *something*. They recently posted a notice that all state hogars must register with them and meet certain requirements. It's all just an absolute mess, esp considering no one knows what the requirements are and when they do decide on something, it changes (can someone say PGN all over again?) Anyway, not much has changed in the way of improvements. I had high hopes for CNA, but unfortunately, it seems we are getting back to the same problems. I think only 57 cases have actually completed since CNA took over...and over 300 of us are still out there waiting. Not to mention all the poor children with no where to go and no hope of a forever family, esp. as hogars feel the weight of all this.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:27 PM
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So many of God's children without a loving forever family. I just don't understand.
Ivan's Mommy

2/1/07- First day of our journey
8/24/07- Received and accepted a referral for my beautiful boy.
10/05/07- DNA is 99.9%
11/06/07- PA
11/14/07- Entered PGN
12/20/07- KO for 4 previos
1/07/08- Waiting to hear if back in PGN before 12/31
1/22/08- Waiting, waiting, and more WAITING!!
2/06/08- OUT & PGN approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2/26/08- 2nd DNA test taken.
3/5/08- I'm soooooo done with the waiting...come on PINK!!!!
3/6/08- DNA at the Embassy. Gimme PINK baby!!!
3/17/08- We are SOOOOOO PINK!
3/27/08- Leaving to go get my baby boy!
3/31/08- Embassy appt 7:15 AM.
4/2/08- HOME!!!!!!!

1/12/09 - We're doing it again! Starting the adoption process in hopes of a Nepalese little girl.
8/18/09 - Home Study completed
12/28/09 - Paperwork in Nepal
4/15/10 - Paperwork submitted to the Ministry.
7/2010-US State Dept suspended the program indefinitely. We're done with international adoption.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:27 AM
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quick note--the # of lingering cases is more like 900 or so, sorry I was WAY off. The JCIS is going to be doing another survey and hopefully most families will complete it to let them know what's going on (or what's not) and how many of us are out there,
~Mommy to C&C~
Home from Feb'05 and Mar'08
Still praying for 1 more...stuck in :
10/17/07-Found you
10/22/07-It's official!

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:46 AM
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There is a radio show in this topic that starts in about 15 minutes but will be available on-line afterwards. Go to to find the link.

I am on of the panelists but there is also supposed to be people from DOS and CNA on as well.

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:15 AM
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The radio show was very interesting. Check it out.
AdoptAmiga - Mom to C. & E.
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