Not flesh of my flesh
nor bone of my bone
but still miraculously my own.

Never forget for a single minute
you didn't grow under my heart
but in it!

Friday, January 25, 2008

DNA and Social Worker Interview are Scheduled for Today

The DNA testing for Gabriella and her Birth Mother and the Social Worker interview are scheduled for today. Gabriella's Birth Mother will be going to family court in Guatemala City and Gabriella will be going with N.

DNA is taken from both Gabriella and her Birth Mother to ensure that Gabriella is truly her Birth Child and that Gabriella's Birth Mother has the right to proceed with the adoption. This is done at the same time that the Birth Mother is interviewed by a Social Worker in Family Court. A social worker will discuss the process with the Birth Mother and confirm that this is what she wants to do. She does have the option of changing her mind at this point. The DNA results will be sent back to the United States and I will receive Pre-Approval to proceed with the adoption. While waiting on the results and Pre-Approval, the Family Court Social Worker will write a report and then we'll proceed to the next step of the adoption process.

Please say a prayer for Gabriella's Birth Mother today. Please pray that she has the support she needs during this difficult time, is peaceful with her decision, and confident that Gabriella will have a wonderful life.