Friday, June 20, 2008

WE'RE FINALIZED!!!

Yes, you read it right. The kids have been finalized this past week. So we are now their parents and family according to the courts in Liberia. They already have their passports from Liberia. And, they have had their birthparent interview yesterday with the American embassy. The American consulate meets with the birth parents and the kids to determine that the parents are really who they say they are. Most of the time now a DNA test is ordered to establish the legal right of the adults to relinquish the children to us. The consulate ordered the DNA test be conducted which will take about a month since the tests are sent to America for processing. So as long as we don't hit any more glitches we may be traveling around the end of July. However, since everything has taken lots longer than we thought it would, we won't make any arrangements until we hear back about the DNA test results. Thanks for everyone's prayers on our behalf.

4 comments:

julie said...

Hey Carolyn,
Teddy is looking at your blog with me and he said the picture on your side bar is in Ab's album at the orphanage so he is already familiar with you guys!
I hope you will be on your way to Liberia soon, too! Things are very unpredictable here. It is crazy!
Congrats on the finalization!
Julie

Kim Rae Nugent said...

Congratulations!
I've meant to post a comment many times but just can't let this one go. Very exciting news! I'm happy for all of you.
Warm regards,
Kim

Tanya said...

congratulations!!! Tanya

Brandi said...

Yeah!

Love,
Brandi