Well, I just received word from Chantal today--she is the wonderful lady who runs the home (orphanage) where Lionel lives. Below is what she said (note that Veronique is the woman in the Minister's office who can hold up our adoptions):
"Good to hear from you, yes I knew you had sent your file from someone not sure why you have not gotten your response but do know that getting Lionel will be very hard. Veronique was at our office yesterday and she many time repeated that we are not allowed to receive kids with a living relative and we cannot adopted one out. Will be praying for you that it goes well. Thanks for Gabby's picture she has became a big girl. Please give your family our greetings."
So please, please, please PRAY!!!