Monday, July 12, 2010

Entering Guatemala City Renap on Tuesday of this week!!

We got word o Friday that our file was done at Amatitlan Renap & we had gotten the approval notice we needed to be able to move onto GC Renap Process. You can only submit files on Tuesday's, so tomorrow our file will be brought in. When i had called a few months back & spoke with Gaby at Renap, she said that it typically takes 2 to 3 weeks. I am anticipating the full 3 weeks, as the longer has been what we most often get. Typically GC REnap is the one that actually prints off the new birth certificate with our last name on it, but because Mateo was born in Amatitlan..once GC Renap has looked over our file & has approved it; they will send the file back to Amatitlan Renap & it will be there for 8 days..and that is when we will OFFICALLY get the NEW birth certificate with our last name on it. It will say David Manuel Edwards. Once we have him home we will legally change his name to Mateo Douglas Earl Edwards.

After we get the BC from Amatitlan Dinora said there are a few things she will have to fill out & then she can submit our file to the Embassy in Guatemala. They will then look over our file for a week or so, & schedule our Visa Appointment. This is whats known as "getting the PINK slip". We will also get an email with the VIsa appointment date. My sister Melaine is coming to Guatemala with me to pick up Mateo & we will most likely leave for Guatemala about 4 days or so before the VIsa appointment. While we are there we will get his passport ( you apply for it in the morning & pick it up that late afternoon), get a doctors appointment..and then we will be able to bring him home. It is looking like it will be mid August for pick up!

Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers. We pray that there are no more delays & that the Renap process in both GC & Amatitlan goes quickly & smoothly.

I got update pictures of Mateo, he is getting so big. He is 3 years 4 months old. I cant believe how much time has flown by. I miss him so much, the girls talk about him more & more each day. With each sporting event we attend I get anxious to have our son there with us to root his sisters on!! Rylie & Adyson said they are wanting to sleep with him at night, so I have a feeling that will be a little bit of an issue..Who gets to sleep with him, etc.. LOL

I am looking forward to getting up in the mornings & making breakfast for him, snuggling up with him & the girls to watch cartoons in the morning, going on walks, pushing him on the swing set, laying in the hammock with him, so many things to look forward to!!


Reba said...

I am so excited for you. I hope it goes even faster than you think it will. I can't wait for you to have him home!

Beth in MN said...

Yeah, another hurdle jumped. May BC, PP, and Pink come quickly.

Anonymous said...

Have you gotten any news yet? We got a third or forth previo this past week. They state there was a paper missing!!! So I guess we go into another week...putting us closer to four months in RENAP now!!!

Valerie Edwards said...

Yes we got out on the 26th of July, our Guatemalan contact is picking up the ticket this week & then we will be going to Amatitlan next week to get the officially BC. It looks like we will be picking up around the 3rd week of august. I am so sorry that you have had so many previo's . After all we have been through I know it has to be so frustrating to be waiting again!!! I will continue to keep you in my prayers!! xo