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08-10-2004, 03:48 PM
Hi all,

I haven't been posting here lately because it's been too depressing for us lately. :(

Lily's case is significantly delayed because of problems in Guatemala. We were randomly assigned a useless social worker who was finally fired or quit, and now the new one is insisting on repeating some things that have already been done. We had hoped Lily would be home by now, and at this point, I do not have any idea when she will be home.

I've gone through all range of emotions at this point. So, we are now just going to keep visiting her every 3 months until they finally let us leave the country with her. We're planning on spending her 6-month birthday with her in Guatemala next month.

Hope everyone else is doing a lot better than we are!


08-10-2004, 04:39 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that things are being held up like this. I'll keep my fingers crossed for all of you that things will speed up a bit. Please keep us updated on how you are doing and how things are going. It *will* happen.
~Connor's Mom~
http://lilypie.com/baby1/050204/1/0/1/-6/.png (http://lilypie.com)

08-10-2004, 07:23 PM
Oh, Holli! I'm so sorry for the delay. That is awful. I'll be praying for her speedy delivery to you!

08-10-2004, 07:25 PM
Oh Holli,
I'm so sorry. Delays are just so hard. Next time you see her, kiss her for me. And I'll be sending come home soon vibes.

08-10-2004, 07:34 PM
GRRRRR - blasted red tape!!! Hope she's home with you very, very soon!

08-10-2004, 11:56 PM

I know I wrote to you personally, and I so hope I wasn't one of those people that asked stupid questions. I just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and I consider the people on these boards to be "friends" and sometimes I just get overanxious and feel the need to help my friends.

Anyway, have a GREAT trip to see Lily next month. Give her hugs and kisses from all of us, and know that we are waiting for her to come home too.


Josh 3/90
Mollie 4/92
Jeffrey 12/94
and Katherine 6/03


08-11-2004, 03:18 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the delays. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Have a wonderful time during her six month celebration next month. Hang in there and safe travels!

mom to Noah 2/2003

08-11-2004, 10:55 AM
:) Beth, I almost wrote you directly to tell you that I was NOT referring to you! You would not believe how many "strangers" from that list emailed me to basically ask how to avoid my problems. I was touched by your note; theirs were just making me bonkers!

So, how far into the process are you?? Are you going for it? I can't remember!


08-11-2004, 11:22 AM
I am so sorry. We'll be thinking of you and Lily.

Karin and Katie 10/24/02

08-11-2004, 12:20 PM
Oh Holli, I've been thinking about you and wondering how things are going - I'm so sorry to hear of the delay you're facing.

Please know you and sweet Lily are in my thoughts and prayers!

:) Kristin
Mom to Theo, born 1/12/2004 ~ home forever 7/6/2004,
and Morgan the yellow lab

08-11-2004, 03:51 PM
Holli, I am so sorry. I saw an adoption from Guatemala on Adoption Stories the other day and thought of you.

Have a wonderful trip and I hope you get lots of cuddles.


08-11-2004, 04:44 PM
I'm so sorry! Hopefully, things will go unexpectedly well, just as they can go unexpectedly poorly. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

08-11-2004, 06:25 PM
I'm sorry you are going through this. I always enjoy reading your posts + I hoped you were too busy getting ready to post recently. I hope everything gets ironed out quicker than you anticipate + you are able to bring Lily home as soon as possible.

DS 6/03


08-12-2004, 03:50 PM

I'm so sorry for the delays you are experiencing. I hope you get to bring Lily home soon!

mom to Jacob 9/27/02

08-12-2004, 06:10 PM
Holli I feel so sad for you!!!

Praying and hoping this resolves quickly!

08-13-2004, 04:35 PM
oh Holli:

I've been thinking about you and Lily. I'm sorry that you going through such BS. I hope you get to bring her home soon.

Sonia http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/character/1/character03.gif
Proud Mommy to Martie

08-14-2004, 02:16 PM
Oh Holli, that stinks. I hope things get better soon and you guys have a great visit for her 6 month birthday!

Chin up. :)

08-14-2004, 04:59 PM
Oh Holli, I was out of town or would have offered my shoulder earlier...please know you and family have been in our thoughts. I was wondering what was up and so glad that you posted to update!!!!

Big hugs honey and we can't wait to celebrate with you!!!
Neve and Tristan born Feb 25, 2003
* EDD #2 3/18/05 as of 8/10 things looking "great"
*Traveling in Jan insearch of the rest of our family-adopting in Ukraine IF INS gets us paperwork intime (cross fingers)

08-14-2004, 11:29 PM

I am so srry to hear about your delay. I know how frustrating it can be. My son and DIL just arrived home with my new GS from Guat on Thurs. He will be 6 months next Thurs. They too had a setback when they were in PGN. Apparently their police reports did not match word for word and had to be redone. It seemed to be forever before they were back in and then all of a sudden they were in and out and he was home. I know the waiting is awful but just look forward to those visits. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope she will be home sooner than you expect.

08-15-2004, 01:33 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your delay. Here's hoping the rest of your journey goes unexpectedly well.

Take care and hang in there!

Mom to Jeremiah 2/4/03

08-18-2004, 03:16 PM
Awww...hugs to all of you. Here's hoping she's in your arms and in your home soon!