Case Family in Hong Kong

Guatemala PGN Approval at long last!!!!

Posted in JAVI's Highlights by jpcase01 on June 17, 2008

So, last night Jason and I called the PGN in Guatemala. It seemed like a good sign already when I spoke to a new lady whose name was Berta. She was quite jovial and when I told her Javi’s number to check his case, she asked me to wait a moment. She came back with a response that differed from what we’d heard from them over the past couple of weeks: “salida en la ventanilla”…which essentially means it is ready for pick-up at the window…what window and where, I have no idea, but it was good news! And, so I asked her how much longer we could expect. She replied, “2 days more”!!! WOW! We were both ecstatic and so glad we’d called.

Then it came….the email from our adoption consultant that we’d all been waiting for (and you with us): the subject line read: “APPROVED”!!! Javi’s case has been approved and released from PGN!!! This is the beginning of the end of the adoption process for us! We will most likely be able to travel to Guatemala to get Javi within the next 8 weeks!!! It is so exciting and emotional and fabulous….and overwhelming–all at once!

OK…that’s the huge news. Praise God with us; He has blessed this entire process! Please continue to pray with us that the remainder of the process goes smoothly without any unforeseen ripples. Javi was born in a town called Mixco; this particular spot seems to be a difficult one to get birth certificates from (Javi’s new birth certificate with his new last name: Case on it)…so, we’ll be paying an expediting fee to have it done in a timely fashion…hopefully that will be completed within 2 weeks time, as will the signing of the final decree of the adoption…and then we’ll have a last set of documents to fill out to get ready for travel. We’ll then await an appointment date from the US embassy…and that will dictate our travel dates. We already have travel arrangements from HK to the US for July…and traveling back east in August. Please pray that timing lines up for us to all travel to/from Guatemala and then back to HK together! Please pray for Javi’s transition from orphanage to home life….and the loss and grief he will go through as he has to leave the women who have lovingly cared for him for this first pivotal chapter of his little life!..and the subsequent transitioning into our home/family and building new bonds and strong/positive attachments!! Whew! That’s a lot of prayer, eh?!!!

Thank you for journeying with us on this. We love each of you so much and are forever grateful for you!

–The Cases


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  1. Amy G said, on June 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Yippeee!!!!! Can’t wait to meet the little guy and see his parents too!

  2. Angela Rees said, on June 17, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Praise God for the work that he has done. I’m so excited for you. I can’t even explain the overflow of joy!!!

  3. karen drake said, on June 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    god is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are so exciting to welcome javi(our new grandson) into our family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Bridget Potter said, on June 18, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I’m so happy for you, I keep checking your website to find out what the progress is. That is such awesome news. He is such a cutie!!! I hope the travels plans all go well for your family….

    love Chuck Bridget, Kody and Jayden

  5. Aunt Gwenda & Grandmother said, on June 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

    YEAH!!!! We are having revival in Auburn, and are so excited to be able to at last have Javi as the newest member of our family!!!!! He is loved and adored so much already. I can’t wait to get to see him and eventually hold him and give him (maybe blow) kisses from me to him. My heart is overflowing with so much joy and relief. We love you all so very much.

    Aunt Gwenda and Grandmother

  6. Jessica said, on June 23, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Whoo Hoo! Congratulations! I’m so glad that you’ve finally heard! Can’t wait to see pics of you all together!

  7. Bridget said, on June 25, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Jay and Mel we are soooo glad that God has answered our prayers and we will continue to pray that the rest of the process goes smoothly. Can’t wait to see the four of you together Love MOM and DAD

  8. Dave 'n Di said, on June 30, 2008 at 3:56 am

    Hi Family… We are thrilled by this good news, and cannot wait to see you to celebrate. Love, Dave ‘n Di

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