Saturday, June 24, 2006

We're In!!!

I received an update tonight that we entered PGN yesterday (June 23). PGN is like the Guatemalan equivalent of the US Attorney General. Please, please let us get through without any previos. A previo (also known as a kickout/KO) is when the file is rejected for any problem and it has to go back through the system again. They can be issued for any reason, big or small. And it seems that from month to month there is a different previo du jour that crops up and hits cases. Things like signatures are possible reasons for them. It's a typical beauracracy with lots of red tape.

As I have said before, this stage is the most unpredictable and where we need everyone's prayers for "smooth sailing". We're told right now it is taking about 6 weeks in PGN. This is quite a bit longer than it was taking some months ago before a new director took over. The unfortunate thing is that sometimes it takes that amount of time just to find that you get KO'd and then back to the beginning you go. So, you can see why this is going to be a stressful time for us and can make or break how fast we get her home. Once you successfully make it out of PGN, it's usually around 3-4 weeks until travel.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats! We'll be joining you soon.
Joel & Lisa

Kim said...

I will DEFINITELY keep G in my prayers--I hope she comes home soon!

Anonymous said...

I will definitely be praying for you all.

-Tara

Anonymous said...

Gabby will be "home" in no time!

Keep up w/ your "nesting" as you won't have time for that when she is home :-)
XXX,
Aunt Sares

Staci said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for no KO's!!!

Sam said...

Boo for previos!! Down with previos!

I am bursting with excitement that you could sail through this and be on your way to pick up Gab in a couple of months! OOOOOHhhh, fingers crossed!

xo,
Sam

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for the three of you! In the blink of an eye you'll go back to get your Gabby, you'll see. She just keeps getting cuter and cuter, that little peanut. I can't wait to meet her!!!
Love you very much!
Auntie Ady

Anonymous said...

You have some this far and if they know whats good for them there will be no previos.

MAMB said...

Wow you guys sailed to this point (probably didn't feel that way to you)! Hope it keeps going quickly and smoothly!