Archive for March, 2008

where do we go from here?……

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

well, there will be some period of waiting before much gets done … probably a couple of years for the entire process of getting italian citizenship. What happens now is that I wait for a few months before moms notice of citizenship is official. Once that is done, I will need to contact a lawyer that the Consulate suggested and proceed with a court petition to get my adoption recognized. Even though I will be paying for it, it will need to happen in moms name, so her citizenship being completed is necessary. So … probably another couple of months without too much word. In the meantime, I thought I’d post a few pics from the last time we were down in San Diego, and you can see Shelly and I with my mom and my nonna.



And …… on a further note, since this next step will be expensive …  and even more so with the dollar plummeting against the euro … I could use some prayer for more work. My work has dried up over the last few months leaving us in a pretty scarce situation. There is simply no extra money right now and especially not for expensive court cases.

Consulate visit

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Got back from the consulate a few hours ago and everything was pretty anticlimactic. The documents were taken, perused to make sure all was in order and we were told, “that’s it, thanks”. Mom should receive something in a few months stating she is an italian citizen. Then we can get on with step 2.

Traffic was typical LA: I left the house at 7:30 for a 9:30 appointment and didn’t get there till nearly 10:00, but all in all, it feels good to have gotten through this first step.

I took a few pictures for the blog so here you go.