Monday, May 31, 2010

Didn't Pass Court

Well, I have postponed posting because we didn't pass court. I was hoping that the next time I wrote I would have good news. But unfortuntley I do not. Our MOWA letter was not in the kid's files so they gave another court date in three weeks, which was really hard since so many families 2nd court dates are usually in a couple days not weeks. However, there was a lot going on in Addis last week. They had elections last Sunday and there were riots, protests, and celebrating that caused some delays. But before the week ended, I had to email our adoption manager and ask if he heard any news about our MOWA letter before everything shut down for the weekend and I got some good news. Our MOWA letters arrived so this Wednesday the lawyer will petition to the judge to see if we can get our court date moved up. (They only can petition to the judge on Wednesdays) Also, Mekie's mom was in court, so there is no way she could come back now and change her mind. So even though we didn't pass, we made baby steps closer to getting our kids.

I just want to thank all of you for all your prayers and thoughts this past week. But please continue to pray for our little ones. Pray that they will be ready to accept us, pray for their health, and pray for this coming Wed.! We got to see video of our kids this morning and they are so precious. It brought me to tears watching them. It was so hard being in America while they were all they way over in Ethiopia. I wanted them home so bad!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Court Date!!!!

I am so excited to say that we have a court date, May 25th!!! We could have 4 children officially on that date! So, how this works is that if we pass court on that day Ash and Mekdes will officially be ours. But most times, families don't pass court the first time or even second time. Paperwork is not correct or missing. Not on our part but of the courts over there. Put once we pass court then we should be given an embassy date can could be traveling as soon as 5-7 weeks after we pass court. So please be praying for us as we are waiting to pass court and that hopefully we will pass court the first time and that God will be working in our children to prepare them for our family!