Monday, March 29, 2010

Some Good News

We received some good news today, though not exactly the news for which we were hoping. Our file has been confirmed as having been submitted to court! For those of you not in the adoption loop, that means that we won't have to travel to Ethiopia twice :) I neglected to write about some of the recent changes in the Ethiopian adoption process. In a nutshell, a new rule will go into effect for any family who does not have their file submitted to the Ethiopian court by April 9th. These adoptive parents will be required to be present for their court date in Ethiopia and then will have to travel a second time to bring their child(ren) home several weeks after passing court. We are now assured that we only have to travel once, meaning we don't have to spend extra money on traveling costs and we won't have to leave our little girl in Ethiopia after meeting her :)

The downside of this news is that it still may be a few weeks before we are assigned a court date. We had been hoping to hear any day now, but it looks like that is not the case. I'm looking at the bright side though and that is our file has been submitted! I am relieved!!!

9 comments:

Laura said...

Yay!! I'm so glad to hear that your file has been submitted. Now all we have to do is wait patiently for that court date! (hah)

AprilM said...

Praise be to GOD!!!!!

Eryn said...

I hear ya! I was very relieved to get that news on Thursday, too. So hard when you think you're court date could be soon, and then you realize your file hasn't yet even been submitted! In my ideal timeline in my head, I really thought I'd be landing in Ethiopia today meeting our baby girl...but, God has a different plan. I'm so ready to hear our court date is ON THE CALENDAR!!

Matt and Kristi said...

Come on come on court system!!! We keep praying for a "cowt date" here... "Mama, what's a cowt date?"

Mark and Heidi said...

Hooray for progress and saving money!! I hope they get you a date SOON!!

The Busters said...

VERY good news! What a relief! Can't wait to hear news of your court date!!!

Eryn said...

Hoping you got good news today as well as Heidi and I did!

Mark and Heidi said...

Thinking of you...

Tam and Kai - NYC said...

Yay for movement! We are thinking of you.