Good News. Bad News.

What kind of person are you? Do you like the good news first or the bad news? I don't know what it says about you if you like the bad news first, but I do. I like to end on a good note. However, if you like good news first, scroll to the bottom of this post and read up.

Bad News. Brian was born in the Dominican Republic. Well, that's not really the bad news, but it is in terms of getting 2 certified copies of his birth certificate. He was born a U.S. citizen but born abroad. So, getting copies of his birth certificate take between 4-8 weeks. We sent in the request 3 weeks ago and yesterday received our request back saying that it needed to be notarized. Really!?!?! %*$(*#! I promise you "they" didn't tell me that. So, we have to send in the request AGAIN. The really bad news about all this is now we're probably going to be ONLY waiting on his birth certificates to send in our dossier. We could have sent in our dossier in a just a few weeks, but now we'll be delayed up to 2 months. Hurry up and my post on that.

Prayer Request ::
Would you pray that the Embassy will expedite our request and get 2 certified copies of Brian's birth certificate back to us before end of August?

Good News. Our home study is approved!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!! Dillon was so great to work with on our home study. We loved Rachel Lee and their whole staff. This is a huge step forward in our adoption.

Happy Day. Sad Day. Welcome to the world of parenting, I suppose.


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.