Thursday, March 26, 2009

God amazes me again!

Well, to say the least, I am stunned! After hearing about our court news on Tuesday, I was just very frusterated, and just was so ready to hear when our new court date would be. I had some very candid conversations with God yesterday, just to get it out of my system. Although I thought I actually took the news pretty well, I still was just so unsettled with everything. Well, last night rolls around, and we had our small group (which was very great by the way!), and we were all coming upstairs to have a little dessert, and I hear my phone ringing! Well, I see that it is our social worker, and I started freaking out. I didn't even want to answer the phone, because if it was more bad news, I wanted my husband to tell me! After a couple minutes of talking to her on the phone, Adam says "somehow, no one really knows how, we have passed court today!" I couldn't believe what I was hearing! Just in one day, going from no, to yes? I think that I was just so excited, and shocked at the same time, I didn't even know what to say! It seems God likes us to have a group of people around us too lately with adoption news! ;) Well, we are so excited, and can't wait to travel now. Now we just need to hear about his TB test, and hopefully it is negative, then we will get a travel call! Who knows when that will be, but lately, God has been very sneaky! ;)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bad news!

Well.....we just found out today that our court case wasn't heard because there was some paperwork that was required to be there, and wasn't. We are pretty bummed, and disappointed, but knew something like this could happen. We don't have a new court date yet, but I am really hoping that it is soon. Just ready to travel over and get him. Will post more later once we know our new court date.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Added regulation (hopefully not meaning more waiting!)

We are in the process right now of waiting for our court date!(which is on Tues., March 24) Can't wait to hear the results of it, and praying for a yes! After our court date now, there has been some other regulations that we are going to have to get passed before brining Wilson home. The CDC has now made it manditory for a child who has just passed court to have a TB test done before being able to have a visa issued to enter the country. It sounds like for our case, that after passing court, Wilson will have this test done, and we will have to wait about 3 weeks to hear results. If his test comes back negative, we will be able to travel over whenever we get our travel call and embassy date! But if his test results come back positive, he will be required to stay in Ethiopia for another 6 months and receive treatment before being able to have a visa issued for him to come to the US. So, we are really just praying that there would be no issues with this, and that we would be able to go and get him soon! Its understandable why they would do this type of thing, but most of me is like, "If I have to wait another 6 months, I will go into a severe depression!" ;) So, that is our update for now. I am sure that I will write more once we know the results of our court date. If you want to pray for something, pray for success on both occasions! (not just for us, but for those who are going through the same things as well!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

To Do Lists!

As we wait for our court date, I have made a list of several things that I need to get done before Wilson gets here! Things like getting an extra crib(since Hudson seems to be content where he is!), going through clothes, getting another dresser, getting paperwork ready, vaccination appointments, etc. I know it won't be for sure until after our court date whether or not we will go over and get him soon, but my nesting has been getting the best of me lately! :) I just have it in my mind that I want to have everything ready before we get that travel call, so I am not scrambling at the last minute to get it all in!(a little of the planner in me too of course!) Plus this is a great way for me to keep busy, and not think about the court date. It amazes me too all the things that I need to get done, but I guess that is what lists are for!