This month, April 8th , 2010 we went to Arriaga, Chiapas and got her Mexican Birth Certificate. The name on the birth certificate….
Ana Cristina Nemer Trejo
It’s official. Cristi now has a registered document recognized by the Mexican Government stating that Greg and Ana Nemer are her parents.
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We All Paid a Price
This good news comes after over 9 years of struggle. Cristi came into our family when she was only a couple months old. However, adoption procedures took us many years and besides the time involved, we endured many emotional, financial and bureaucratic hardships to accomplish this goal.
I’m a Mexican Citizen
Many of you may remember that we were awarded the adoption last year. So why the wait to make it official by obtaining a birth certificate?
We were waiting for me to get my Mexican citizenship because we processed the adoption as Mexicans. Yes, I now have dual citizenship- Call me a Mexi-Gringo or Gringo-Cano if you wish.
Was it worth it?
What do you think? As we were processing the birth certificate the worker stated, “What a lucky child to have parents like you”. I quickly replied, “We are the ones who have been blessed to have a child like Cristi”.
The entire experience has caused us to grow in character and wisdom. It wasn’t easy. Trials usually aren’t easy. However, compared to others who have lost their life, or like Claudia, the 13 year old girl I wrote about a couple of months ago it wasn’t that bad. Claudia had her leg amputated because of cancer.
There Is Hope
When facing a trial it helps to remember there is almost always someone else who is experiencing a more difficult problem than you are. If you’re facing a trial today our prayer is that God will give you the grace to pass through it, the vision to see that it will one day end and the courage to never give up. Focus on What You CAN Do.
Thanks for your prayers and financial support.
Praise Jesus it paid off and it was well worth it!