The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, have recognized Sean and Kaitlyn with an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.  They were nominated for the award by U.S. District Court Judge John Z. Lee and attorney Julia Lissner for their work in the Sanchez Guzman v. Mera Cabrera case.  This case was a proceeding under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act.