Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Out of PGN!!!!!

It's official....WE ARE OUT OF PGN!!! Josiah Jett Turner (aka Edwin Enrique Bautiste) is now OURS! We are all so excited and so thankful to the Sovereign Father who's timing is perfect.

On Sunday, our community group at church prayed for the adoption and many friends and family members have been intensely praying on our behalf. We have begged and pleaded for God to get this paperwork signed. We have been increasingly impatient in the process. Just yesterday, our friend Jim Merriwether pointed us back to the account of Abraham and Isaac in the Bible. Abraham, without hesitation, was willing to give up his son as an act of obedience to God.

So, I prayed and I prayed and I prayed. I gave Jett up to the Father and His timing, His control. I even emailed Jim back and said that this is NOT what I WANTED to hear but it is what I NEEDED to hear. Thank you Father for using Jim to speak to our hearts. What a blessing.

It was indeed difficult to give up our plans for Jett. I continually gave him up before the throne all day yesterday. Then, we get the good news...how awesome is our God!!!

Now, here's what happens (to the best of our knowledge):

1. Lawyer obtains a new birth certificate from Jett's city of birth. This will have our last name and his current first name (Edwin Turner). We will be listed as the parents. The birth certificate usually takes 2-3 days.
2. Lawyer uses the new birth certificate to apply for a temporary passport for Jett. We are unsure about where this takes place and how long it takes but it seems to take 1 week or so.
3. Lawyer submits birth certificate, passport and other documentation to the US Embassy in Guatemala.
4. Several days later the US Embassy issues a pink slip (noted for the color paper it is on). The pink slip gives us a date to appear before them with Jett. Generally, people are given 1 - 1 1/2 weeks notice before their appearance but lately, we've seen people get 48 hours notice to 5 days. Yikes!!!
5. We start packing, get our girls taken care of here and make airline arrangements.

Whew! God is so good, and we give Him all the glory!!!!

1 comment:

Chelley said...

OH my!

I am so so happy to hear this news!

Prayers that you will be all together VERY VERY soon!!!!