We've had lots of questions about when Daniela is going to be home. The Adoption Timeline on this page has been updated with our travel dates. We will try to send regular updates to Facebook or you can follow us on Twitter @mjp2.
It's hard to believe this day has finally come. We have been working for nearly 2-1/2 years to get our daughter home from Haiti. This morning Daniela got up early. She was all smiles because she got dressed in nice clothes (she's all girl). She got on a plane in Cap Haitien, and flew to Port-au-Prince. She went to the American Embassy, and sat before the Consulate... again. Then she was issued a Visa.
That means she's coming home! The date is not certain, but Daniela should be home by Sept. 12, 2009.
I am 50 years old, and have worked as a firefighter near Seattle since 1998. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and worked as a freelance graphic designer for 12 years prior to changing careers. My wife and I were married in 1988, and have 4 beautiful daughters.